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Vernon RCMP respond to firearms incident

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May 31, 2021 - 10:46 AM

Vernon RCMP dealt with a potential firearm threat at a Vernon residence this weekend.

Police responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 4100 block of 32 Street around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29, according to an RCMP media release.

Police were advised of an individual in possession of a handgun and subsequently evacuated nearby residents and contained the area as a precaution.

Vernon North Okanagan Police Dog services were also called to the scene.

Officers made contact with individuals in the building and willingly surrendered themselves without incident.

A search of the premises failed to turn up a firearm and a 29-year-old man was arrested but later released without charges.

“Our officers treat every firearms complaint as real until proven otherwise and must take the appropriate action to ensure the safety of themselves and the public. We want to thank everyone involved for their co-operation as we took the necessary steps to safely resolve this situation,” Const. Chris Terleski said in the release.

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