Edmonton Police Services.
Edmonton Police Services. Photo by File photo.

Police, fire and emergency medical services uniforms along with firearms and an explosive device were seized from a southeast Edmonton home on the weekend after officers recently spotted three men loading “suspicious items” into a cab.

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Southeast division officers saw the suspects loading several bags into a taxi at an address near 44 Avenue and James Crescent around 3:50 a.m. last Saturday, said a Thursday police news release. When the men noticed the officers, they fled back into the home.

A search of the bags then led to the seizure of two high-powered rifles with silencers, several other firearms and one Edmonton Police Service uniform.

When a fourth man walked out of the house, he was arrested for outstanding warrants and the city police tactical unit was called in to negotiate the surrender of the suspects who fled inside.

Another man, along with a woman and a child, left the home as negotiations went on. Containment of the house continued until it was determined early last Sunday morning that the residence was empty.

Officers executing a search warrant of the home later seized various police, fire and emergency medical services uniforms, along with multiple firearms and an improvised explosive device. The investigation continues.

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