Huge police response in Kamloops to report of shots fired
Howard Alexander - News Editor
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April 17, 2016 - 9:25 AM
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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