Young man dies after falling 12 storeys during Ottawa police raid

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

The home video captures the moment when heavily armed police officers barge into a 12th-floor apartment in Ottawa on Wednesday. It is just before 9 a.m., and the television is on when the relative quiet of the morning is violently interrupted. The front door is forced open with a battering ram, then an officer yells “Police, don’t move!” twice, before throwing a stun grenade. As smoke fills the room, at least eight tactical officers fan across the apartment with their semi-automatic rifles pointed in search of their suspect. Inside one of the bedrooms, they found a 12-year-old boy roused from his sleep, but their target wasn’t there, the family said. The window screen beside the bunk bed had been pushed open and police could see the body of 23-year-old Anthony Aust on the grass below.