DENVER – A man carrying a gun and declaring “I am the emperor” was shot and killed Monday outside the offices of Gov. Bill Ritter by a state patrolman, a spokesman said. Ritter was in his office but was not injured. The unidentified man refused orders to drop his gun, spokesman Evan Dreyer said. Four or five shots were heard, but authorities would not say how many times the patrolman fired. The gunman did not fire his weapon, police spokesman Sonny Jackson said. Before he was shot by a member of the governor’s security detail, the gunman said, “I am the emperor, and I’m here to take over state government,” Dreyer said. The shooting occurred about 2 p.m. in a hall outside the governor’s offices on the first floor of the Capitol. Ritter said he was in the office with 10 or 11 people and heard shots, but he would not say how close he was to the gunman. Some of his staff members witnessed the shooting, he said. Investigators did not know the man’s name or his motive, Jackson said. He declined to discuss the gunman’s statement but said it was considered threatening. The gunman had at least two confrontations with the governor’s security guards in the moments before the shooting, said Jackson, giving no details. There had been no prior specific threats against the governor, authorities said. The Capitol has no metal detectors. They are usually installed temporarily during the governor’s annual State of the State address in January but then are removed. State Rep. Edward Casso said he saw the gunman after the shooting and described him as being in his 30s or 40s, dressed in a white shirt and dark slacks. Casso said a state patrolman told him to leave. “I started to panic a little bit. I was just hoping that was the end of it,” Casso added. Authorities roped off the area where the man was shot, and an ambulance and eight police cars converged on the building’s north entrance. An hour after the shooting, state troopers and police – some carrying automatic weapons – ordered the Capitol cleared and began a room-by-room search.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Manchester City midfielder David Silva played a starring role as an irresistible Spain showed their class to thrash Costa Rica 5-0 in an international friendly on Saturday.Silva struck twice in the second half to further stretch the 2010 World Cup winners’ lead after Barcelona’s Jordi Alba had fired them into the lead in the sixth minute and Alvaro Morata had doubled their advantage midway through the first half.Veteran midfielder Andres Iniesta rounded off the drubbing with a distance strike in the 73rd although there was some concern on the Spain bench when Isco asked to be substituted after a brutal tackle from Kendall Waston although the Real Madrid midfielder did not appear to be seriously injured.?? CR?NICA | Espaa se gusta en Mlaga https://t.co/ypeTu0piLJ pic.twitter.com/wxP481y29B- Seleccin Espaola de Fºtbol (@SeFutbol) November 11, 2017Spain coach Julen Lopetegui said he was unsure if Isco would travel to Russia for Tuesday’s friendly against next year’s World Cup hosts.”Isco has a big knock, it’s not serious or important and we’ll decide tomorrow if he travels to Russia or not,” Lopetegui told a news conference.”What I’m most pleased about was our attitude and we need to keep it up. Every game will be a different world. We have to believe in the type of team we are and have faith in the things we do well.”Lopetegui picked a near full-strength side for Spain’s first friendly since sealing their place in the 2018 finals with an almost perfect qualifying campaign.advertisementGran actitud y competitividad del equipo ante un buen rival, muy arropados por nuestra aficin. Seguimos trabajando con la mente en el Mundial #Rusia2018 pic.twitter.com/zYrwN5rmS7- Julen Lopetegui (@julenlopetegui) November 11, 2017He rested No. 1 goalkeeper David de Gea to hand a debut to Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga but played an otherwise familiar side which steamrolled its way through qualifying by winning nine out of 10 games and remaining unbeaten.A talent-filled midfield four of Silva, Iniesta, Thiago Alcantara and Isco ensured Spain monopolised possession in front of a buoyant, sold out crowd at Malaga’s La Rosaleda stadium, barely giving Costa Rica a look in.The Central American side, who reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup and will also be in Russia next June, were missing Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas and his understudy Danny Carvajal proved to be a poor substitute, offering up little opposition to Spain’s attacking onslaught.Alba thrashed a Silva cutback beyond Carvajal to get Spain off to the perfect start, while the goalkeeper was at fault for the second goal, spilling a tame cross from Silva at the feet of Morata who gobbled up the rebound from close range.Costa Rica had only one chance of note before the break and Spain showed no mercy after the interval.Silva pounced on a mix up in the Costa Rica defence to score six minutes into the second period and four minutes later recovered the ball before slamming it low under the grasp of Carvajal to score again.Carvajal made a third costly slip of the game in allowing Iniesta’s distance shot through his hands, capping another impressive win for Spain, who will be one of the favourites to lift the World Cup next year.??º MATCH HIGHLIGHTS | Watch all of @SeFutbol’s goals ?? from their win over Costa Rica (5-0)https://t.co/oC06vrCxZa pic.twitter.com/uUgbzGGeMO- Seleccin Espaola de Fºtbol (@SeFutbol) November 12, 2017
Industry insiders say the cannabis product shortages that have plagued many provinces will likely persist for years. Here are a few numbers on how Canadian recreational cannabis sales have unfolded during their first legal month:132: The number of companies licensed to produce cannabis in Canada, according to Health Canada.78: The number of companies with a licence for sales.191: The number of expansion amendments that Health Canada has issued, allowing licence holders to expand production capacity.14,500 kilograms: The amount of dried cannabis licensed producers reported shipping to provincial and territorial retailers at the end of September, along with 370 litres of cannabis oil.40 per cent: The portion of its initial product order the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation received leading up to legalization day on Oct. 17.20-30 per cent: The portion of its initial product order Cannabis NB received leading up to legalization.340 kilograms: The amount of cannabis Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries shipped to retailers in October.51,277: The combined number of transactions made at the B.C. Cannabis Store in Kamloops and the online store between Oct. 17 and Nov. 13.More than 200,000: The number of orders the Ontario Cannabis Store has received since legalization day.The Canadian Press