September 13, 2013 - 9:01 AM
KELOWNA - Police action on Clifton Road yesterday to deal with an armed suicidal man was too late—he was dead before police even arrived.
Police closed the road near Boppart Court most of the day and called in the Southeast District Emergency Response Team. They tried to speak to the 68-year-old man inside, but got no response. When they finally entered the property, police found him dead in an area outside the house. RCMP spokesperson Const. Kris Clark said his death was not criminal in nature.
RCMP first got the report of a distraught man threatening to hurt himself around 10 a.m. The man was known to have firearms. Police closed off the 200 block of Clifton Road at Boppart Court from 10 a.m. until nearly 6 p.m. preventing traffic from going through and neighbouring residents from returning to their homes.
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UPDATE: 6:23 p.m. Sept. 12
RCMP are now gone. We are waiting for an update from RCMP.
UPDATE: 4:54 p.m. Sept. 12
KELOWNA - The RCMP have blocked Clifton Road at Boppart Court in north Glenmore as they attempt to calm a suicidal man.
Police were called out to a home in the Magic Estates neighbourhood at about 1:15 and are trying to get inside the home.
RCMP Const. Kris Clark was on scene, but says no further details are available at this time.
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