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Distraught man with gun apprehended without incident in Kelowna

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May 19, 2020 - 10:43 AM

A distraught Kelowna man who was believed to have a gun in his possession was taken into police custody without issue on the weekend.

Kelowna RCMP were called to the 3800 block of Senger Road, Saturday, May 16, at approximately 1:45 p.m., to a complaint of a distraught man who may be in possession of a firearm, according to an RCMP media release.

Frontline officers set up containment in the area where he was believed to be and the heavily armed RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team and members of the RCMP Police Dog Service were brought in to assist.

“After several hours, the man was located near Springfield Road and Hollywood Road in Kelowna,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in the release.

“Front line officers chose to err on the side of caution and call for the support of the specially trained officers to assist with the potentially high-risk incident. The matter was resolved without issues, and we would like to thank the public for their co-operation.”

The matter is still under investigation. No charges have been laid at this time, and police are not releasing any further information.

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