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False report of firearm behind large police presence in Brock

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April 16, 2018 - 2:36 PM

KAMLOOPS - A false report of a firearm is what led to a large police presence in Kamloops yesterday evening.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says police were called to the 1800 block of Tranquille Road at approximately 8 p.m. yesterday, April 15, after a man thought he saw another man with a pistol in his pocket.

Officers attended in the Brocklehurst neighbourhood and located the suspect, but he didn't have a firearm on him.

"Since it came in as a gun complaint, numerous officers attended," Shelkie says.

Social media reports indicated up to nine police cruisers and the detachment's K9 unit attended the area, near the 7-Eleven.

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