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UPDATE: Police incident at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops

March 09, 2017 - 4:19 PM

KAMLOOPS - RCMP have a man in custody following an incident at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops this morning.

Insp. Sunny Parmar says a man barricaded himself inside an emergency room. He says officers were called to the hospital shortly after 11 a.m. today, March 9, after receiving reports about a distraught male.

Parmar says staff and patients at the hospital were not at risk before officers were able to de-escalate the situation.

Darshan Lindsay with Interior Health Authority communications say a second triage area was been set up for arriving patients while police dealt with the incident.

— With files from The Canadian Press

— This story was updated at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017 with comment from Kamloops RCMP>

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