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Kelowna RCMP flood wooded area to find report of man with a gun is false

August 04, 2021 - 10:11 AM

A report of a man with a weapon was proven to be a case of misidentification, RCMP say.

Someone called the Kelowna RCMP Aug. 4  just after 8 a.m., to report seeing a man with what was believed to be a gun in the woods near the 2500-block of Enterprise Way in Kelowna.

Numerous officers flooded the area and quickly located the suspect, who was detained without incident.

“Officers were able to determine that the item the complainant had seen was not a weapon,” Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in a press release. “Fortunately, this appears to have been a case of someone mistaking an item from a distance and the gentleman was released immediately.”

No further information regarding this incident is being released at this time.



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