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Vernon senior could face charges after five hour standoff with police

Vernon RCMP detachment
April 13, 2015 - 11:58 AM

VERNON - An elderly man arrested after a five hour standoff with police is looking at possible charges.

The 70-year-old Vernon man was allegedly involved in a confrontation with a neighbour over some loud music around 1 a.m., April 10.

When police arrived, the man had barricaded himself inside his unit of the fourplex. With indications that a weapon could be involved, police shut down Old Kamloops Road as a safety precaution and began negotiating with the man to come out, which he did peacefully around 6:30 a.m. that morning after a five hour standoff. A search of his residence turned up a firearm.

The man was held in custody for the day on Friday, and released on conditions that night, Molendyk says. He is expected to face charges of uttering threats.

The man is under court order not to return to the premises, and is staying with family for the time being.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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