Huge police response in Kamloops to report of shots fired

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KAMLOOPS – RCMP were taking no chances after a call about a man firing a gun in Kamloops last night.

RCMP say officers from both the city and rural detachments responded — along with the heavily-armed Emergency Response Team, a police helicopter and a police unit — to Kootenay Way at about 8:30 p.m., April 16.

The suspect had not only allegedly fired a gun, but was threatening to harm himself and others, according to a RCMP media release.

Once on the scene, police figured out the suspect was at a nearby home on West Shuswap Road were he was arrested “without incident” and nobody was hurt.

Officers also recovered a weapon after a search of the residence.

A 26-year-old Kamloops man, who has a criminal record and is known to police, is in custody and facing several firearms and threat charges, RCMP say.

A 26-year-old Kamloops man was arrested without incident on West Shuswap Road after allegedly firing a gun, and threatening himself and others, Saturday, April 16, 2016.


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