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Kelowna man in custody after overnight stand off with police

April 21, 2017 - 12:25 PM

KELOWNA – A man is now in custody and facing charges after a tense stand off in Rutland last night and early this morning.

Kelowna RCMP sent in an emergency response team and a negotiator after threats of violence and firearms caused a commotion at a home in the 1000 block of McCurdy Road near Rutland Road. At 9:45 p.m. police were called by one of the residents who fled the house he shared with another person. 

“Officers with Kelowna RCMP general duty and Police Dog Services contained the residence and cordoned off the vicinity of the home for public safety,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a release. “Specially trained officers with the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team, along with a crisis negotiator were called to the scene to assist.”

It ended peacefull shortly after 3 a.m. after several hours of negotiation by phone. A 38-year-old Kelowna man remains in police custody facing faces potential charges.


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