Crisis negotiators called to standoff with injured Kelowna man on parole

KELOWNA – A routine check of Kelowna man on parole found him injured and barricaded inside a home on Academy Way yesterday.

RCMP say the man failed to check in when he was supposed to and when officers showed up around 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, he refused to cooperate.

Crisis negotiators from the South East District Emergency Response were brought in after Kelowna RCMP set up an area of containment, according to an RCMP media release.

“Once on scene, a series of events led to our officers tactically repositioning themselves and take up containment around the home as the man had possibly barricaded himself inside,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release.

“With the use of a robotic device, it was confirmed that the man was inside the home and appeared to be injured.”

Police were able to enter the home and the man was taken into custody.

“Officers observed that the man was suffering from physical injuries sustained prior to police contact and was transported to hospital for a full medical assessment and treatment,” O’Donaghey says. 


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