UPDATE: Man in custody after police close highway in another 'high risk incident' in Kamloops

Image Credit: Shutterstock

KAMLOOPS - Everyone is safe after a trucker managed to escape being held at gunpoint by a hitchhiker near the commercial weigh scales on Highway 5 last night.

Police closed the scales and the highway while they dealt with the incident, according to Kamloops RCMP Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk. He said they were called around 6:30 p.m. about the incident. The commercial truck driver picked up the hitchhiker along Highway 5 near Avola, north of Clearwater, on its way into Kamloops. 

The truck was located by police near the weigh scales and stopped. The driver managed to exit unharmed. 

"The suspect was eventually taken into custody without incident mid evening," Buliziuk said. 

Police closed the highway in both directions while they dealt with what they called a 'high risk incident.' 

To contact a reporter for this story, email Ashley Legassic or call 250-319-7494 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

?We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

Colin Hugh Martin
How a Shuswap man smuggled loads of cocaine, ecstasy and pot across the border
He used a fictitious company, helicopters, and encrypted Blackberries to move the drugs back and forth between Canada and the U.S., until undercover agents busted the operation in 2009.  Now, after a nearly ten year legal battle, Colin

Top News