Police have made an arrest in southwest Edmonton after complaints of a man waving a handgun in the Riverbend area.
The most recent event happened Tuesday morning, when police heard reports of a man wearing a balaclava and carrying a gun, walking near Falconer Road and Riverbend Road.
Residents in Riverbend are being warned by the Edmonton Police Service to be aware while traveling on footpaths in the area, following two reports over the weekend of a man brandishing a handgun.
The first incident was around 4 p.m. on June 22 near the Snow Valley ski resort parking lot. Police said a group of cyclists witnessed a man carrying what appeared to be a handgun, but tucked it into his waistband when they approached.
The second incident was around 7 p.m., June 23, on the Terwillegar Drive footbridge just north of 23 Avenue. Police said a man flashed what appeared to be a handgun at an adult and child before running west towards the St. Thomas Moore Church.
EPS arrested a man around 4:30 p.m yesterday at the Terwillegar Recreation Centre after receiving a tip from a resident.
Police searched his residence and found a BB pistol and a balaclava matching witness descriptions.
Justin Edward Albert, 26, of Edmonton is charged with one count of possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes.