Manhunt for report of armed man ends quickly

Police watch over a house on Columbia Street where a complaint about an armed man originated.

KAMLOOPS - A man police believed was armed with multiple guns was the subject of a brief manhunt in Kamloops this afternoon.

RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush says police responded to a complaint of 'an individual (who) is somewhat distraught (and) may be in the possession of a firearm’ around 12:30 p.m.

Bush says they were on the lookout for a man driving a pickup truck who was upset at his bank. Police notified the bank as a precaution after the man's wife said he left the house with three guns. Bush would not confirm reports that the TD Banks in town were under lockdown during the manhunt.

The man was arrested without incident shortly after 1 p.m. at the residence of another family member. She did not say if any weapons were recovered.

To contact a reporter for this story, email gbrothen@infotelnews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

 — This story was updated at 1:52 p.m., Aug. 27 to confirm the man is in custody.

— This story was updateda t 2:39 p.m., Agu. 27 with additional details from RCMP.


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