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ASIRT investigating after Calgary police fatally shoot man at hotel

03/16/2015 10:26 EDT | Updated 05/16/2015 05:59 EDT
CALGARY - The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been called in after police in Calgary fatally shot a man at a northeast hotel.

Police say they got a call on Monday afternoon from hotel staff about a man who was behaving strangely.

When officers arrived on scene, they found they weren't able to get into the man's room but were able to see that he appeared to be agitated and in medical distress.

According to a news release, officers "took action to enter his room in order to provide him with assistance" but were confronted with "a high-risk situation."

They tried to subdue the man but say the situation escalated and a police gun "was discharged."

They say the man died at the scene, and no officers were injured.

ASIRT is automatically called in anytime there is an officer-involved shooting.

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