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Tear gas used during standoff with wanted man in Enderby

June 29, 2020 - 11:32 AM

Police evacuated an Enderby apartment building on the weekend and used tear gas before a 36-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

The suspect was hiding in an apartment in the Cliff Avenue building and failed to come out when asked by police, according to an RCMP media release.

Police got the call around 9 p.m. Saturday, June 27, that an unwanted man had entered the 700 block apartment building. Boucher is well known to police and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

"Given the suspect's known criminal history, police evacuated the apartment building to the best of their ability while they awaited the arrival of the police service dog and the emergency response team," North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett said in the release.

"After the arrival of both teams numerous attempts were made using de-escalation techniques to have the male surrender peacefully, however, (these) were unsuccessful. The emergency response team then made entry to the unit using multiple distraction devices."

RCMP say Alex Boucher, 36, was taken into custody without injury and later released by the court.

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