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Loaded man had loaded gun

A 68-year-old Salmon Arm man is in custody after firing a weapon through the floor of his home.

Salmon Arm RCMP say they were called to the home on 52 Avenue NW about 11 a.m. Saturday for what was called a firearm incident.

The man, intoxicated at the time, loaded a long barrel rifle and shot a round through the floor of his home.

A family member was downstairs at the time, however, there were no injuries reported.

"Prior to police arrival the male drove away from the residence towards the wooded area of the Big R Reservoir," says Staff Sgt, Kevin Keane.

"As the male remained armed and intoxicated, police employed the RCMP helicopter and Dog Master to assist in the search."

Keane says the man was found and taken into custody without further incident.

He remains in custody. Police have recommended charges.

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