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Threats involving a firearm land elderly North Kamloops man in hospital

April 18, 2017 - 3:32 PM

KAMLOOPS - An elderly man is in Kamloops hospital after frightening his caregivers with threats involving a gun this afternoon.

Police responded to a call for assistance around 2:15 p.m. today, April 18, after a 73-year-old man’s caregivers called police when he acted distraught and threatened them.

Officers arrived at the man’s residence on Desmond Street in Brocklehurst and called the man by phone, according to an RCMP media release. He agreed to come to the door and officers made sure he didn’t have a gun before arresting him.

A firearm was taken from the house, police say.

The elderly man was taken to Royal Inland Hospital for observation and a medical assesment. Police may charge him, but are waiting for the outcome of his assessment.

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