A man was arrested for allegedly attempting to break into a government building in Calgary, where Premier Jason Kenney was in meetings.
Calgary Police were called to the McDougall Centre around 11:20 a.m. Thursday, when a man was spotted on the scaffolding.
“When the man saw our officers coming, he tried to evade them by attempting to get into the building instead of climbing down,” said police.
The man was unable to enter the building, but the attempted entry led the Alberta Sheriffs to take steps to secure government officials attending a meeting inside.
“We arrested the man and removed him without incident. It is not known why the man climbed the scaffolding, but we believe the incident location was random and that the man was not targeting the government with his actions,” said police
Mental health concerns are believed to be a factor. The man is now facing trespassing charges.