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Penticton man faces multiple charges after chainsaw standoff in Summerland

FILE PHOTO - An RCMP officer is seen collecting evidence outside the Trout Creek Liquor Store and Centex gas station in Summerland after a man with a chainsaw was taken into custody after an hour-long standoff, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

A 44-year-old man with a chainsaw arrested Friday night after a standoff with police at a Summerland liquor store and gas station is facing several charges.

Officers were called at around 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, to a complaint about a man with a chainsaw damaging the inside the Trout Creek Liquor Store and Centex gas station in the 6000 block of Highway 97 in Summerland, according to an RCMP media release.

The emergency response team, a negotiator and the K9 unit were called in for backup. The fire department was also on scene.

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Everyone in the business was able to get out safely as officers secured the scene.

After an hour, a 44-year-old Penticton man — who is known to police — surrendered and was taken into custody.

“The motive for the incident is unknown, however drugs are suspected to have been a contributing factor,” Penticton RCMP media relations officer Const. James Grandy said in the release.

The suspect faces multiple charges including mischief.


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