Bail denied for accused in WCB hostage-taking
The man accused of taking nine hostages at the Workers' Compensation Board office in Edmonton will remain behind bars until his trial after a judge turned down his request for bail Monday.
Patrick Clayton, 38, faces nine counts of unlawful confinement, six counts of pointing a firearm and charges of possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public, careless use and storage of a firearm and use of a firearm during the commission of an offence.
Clayton will be back in court on Feb. 3 to enter a plea.
On Oct. 21, a man with a rifle entered the WCB building at 107th Street and 99th Avenue and took nine hostages.
The standoff lasted about 10 hours before ending peacefully around 6:20 p.m. No one was injured.