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UPDATE: Kamloops trailer park remains closed to the public but an arrest has been made

Police presence at the G & M Trailer Park on the Tk'emlups Reserve off the Yellowhead Hwy.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Jake Cooke
October 27, 2017 - 12:51 PM

KAMLOOPS – Police are still on scene at G & M Trailer Park, however, the situation has been contained and is static at this time.

Today at approximately 4:00 a.m. the Kamloops RCMP arrested one suspect without incident in relation to the ongoing Police Operation at the G & M Mobile Home Park, according to a Kamloops RCMP release issued today, Oct. 28.

The man's arrest followed a situation involves an individual suspected of having a firearm and police used extensive efforts to bring this matter to a peaceful conclusion.

Police security remains at the G&M Mobile Home Park with no access to the public at this time due to crime scene containment and an investigation.

Nicole Calver, a receptionist at the First Nations Tax Commission, said she heard sirens from several police cruisers at about 11 a.m. and looked out the window to see about 15 RCMP vehicles head into a trailer park across the street.

"That's where we saw the squad vehicle ram a green truck," she said. "We did hear, we did witness six gunshots and we saw people running around, I think squad team... running around the trailer park after that."

Highway 5 North has now been re-opened to all traffic, as has Shuswap Rd East from the intersection with Highway 5 North.

"We are asking the public not to share any information about specific police activities or locations on social media," Shelkie says.

Unless you're in an emergency situation, don't call 911 for updates.

The Kamloops RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance, patience and understanding during the lengthy duration of this incident," says Kamloops RCMP Incident Command Sgt. Brandon MJ Buliziuk.

Police say they will release more information about the incident.

The Kamloops RCMP did not release a name or a description of the man.

Photo taken from Athabasca Street behind the G & M Trailer Park where police responded to a
Photo taken from Athabasca Street behind the G & M Trailer Park where police responded to a "high-risk" incident.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Jake Cooke

Kamloops RCMP responding to a shooting at the G & M Trailer Park.
Kamloops RCMP responding to a shooting at the G & M Trailer Park.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Jake Cooke

Photo of police taken from Athabasca Street behind the G & M Trailer Park.
Photo of police taken from Athabasca Street behind the G & M Trailer Park.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Jake Cooke

— With files from The Canadian Press

— This story was updated at 12:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 to add photographs of police at the scene.

— This story was updated at 12:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 to add new information from Kamloops RCMP.

— This story was updated at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 to add new information from Kamloops RCMP.


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