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Man at centre of North Okanagan standoff with police facing charges

Numerous police officers converged on a Coldstream home yesterday, Feb. 5, 2018 after receiving a report of a distraught man with a firearm.
February 06, 2018 - 1:36 PM

COLDSTREAM - Police say a 33-year-old man is facing numerous charges in connection to a 15-hour standoff yesterday in Coldstream.

On Monday, Feb. 5, police were called to a residence in the 11800 block of Torrent Drive for reports of a distraught man who was believed to be armed and alone inside his home. Upon police arrival, the man barricaded himself in the home with an alleged firearm and refused to present himself to police, RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett says in a release today, Feb. 6.

The standoff ended peacefully Monday afternoon and the man was brought into police custody.

Police have learned the man allegedly assaulted and uttered threats to a woman who lived in the home. She was able to depart the house and get to safety prior to police arrival, Brett says. She was treated for minor injuries at a medical facility.

“Again the North Okanagan RCMP would like to thank the public and residents that were affected by the incident for their patience and support as we worked to resolve the situation with the desired peaceful outcome it had,” Brett says. “The scene was secured overnight to allow for further investigation and as a result a search warrant was executed on the home and a firearm was seized.”

The man remains in police custody and is facing possible charges relating to firearm offences and assault, Brett says.

The investigation is ongoing and Brett says no further details will be released.

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