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UPDATE: RCMP apprehend distraught Kamloops man without incident

August 18, 2020 - 3:54 PM

A police incident in a rural Kamloops residence this morning has been resolved peacefully.

Kamloops RCMP were called to the 700-block of Shuswap Road for reports of a disturbance inside a home at 9 a.m. August 18, according to an RCMP release. 

A distraught man at the scene has now been apprehended without incident.

“A short time before 1:00 p.m., the individual was apprehended by RCMP at the scene,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a release.

“Following negotiations with the man, and the police tactics used, he presented himself peacefully at the front door of the home where he was safely taken into custody with the support of the Southeast District Emergency Response Team.”

The suspect, a 29-year-old Kamloops man, remains in police custody at this time and faces a number of potential criminal charges connected to this morning’s incident.

- This story was updated at 3:45 p.m. Aug.18, 2020 to say the situation has been resolved and a suspect taken into custody. 

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