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RCMP diffuse possible firearms incident in Okanagan Falls

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December 15, 2017 - 4:41 PM

PENTICTON - RCMP were called to a Cedar Street residence in Okanagan Falls this afternoon following a report about a woman in mental distress with the possibility that firearms were involved.

Police spokesperson Cpl. Ted Manchulenko says in a media release a nearby Okanagan Falls Elementary School and neighbours in the immediate vicinity were locked down or asked to leave their properties as a precaution.

He says a safe conclusion was negotiated to the incident.

Police arrested a man in his late 20s, charged with obstruction, while a woman of the same age was taken into custody under the mental health act and taken to Penticton Regional Hospital for treatment, Manchulenko says.

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