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UPDATE: School lockdown ends, RCMP discover deceased suspect

Police were searching for a suspect who may be armed and dangerous near RL Clemitson Elementary School Dec. 9, 2014.
December 09, 2014 - 5:32 PM

KAMLOOPS - Following a manhunt on Lac Le Jeune road, police discovered the suspect who was considered armed and dangerous in the vehicle they were searching for throughout the afternoon of Dec. 9. The 40-year-old man was found deceased from an apparent self-inflicted wound. A firearm was recovered nearby.

Police began their investigation and subsequent search for the suspect following a domestic report from a residence in the downtown core around 2:10 p.m.

RL Clemitson Elementary School in Barnhartvale was placed under lockdown after concerns were raised that the male suspect would try to contact students associated to him. Around 4 p.m. the lockdown was lifted while police contained the suspect's vehicle on Lac Le Jeune road. In their investigation, mounties were searching for a white 2007 GMC pickup truck with B.C. licence plate HT3082. 

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RL Clemitson Elementary School in Kamloops was in lockdown Dec. 9, 2014.
RL Clemitson Elementary School in Kamloops was in lockdown Dec. 9, 2014.

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

-This story was updated to include new details from RCMP at 5:25 p.m.

-This story was updated at 7:50 p.m. to include information from a second RCMP media release.

 

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