Standoff ends in Glenmore
Update 5 p.m.: The report of shots fired that allegedly came from a known drug house Monday afternoon, turned out to be nothing quite so serious.
Investigators were able to determine that the shots fired had come from a starter pistol being used at the golf course across the road.
According to Cst. Kris Clark, the pistol fires blanks, it's used to clear geese from the property.
In all, eight people were arrested at the home, but five men and two women won't face any charges related to the investigation and have since been released.
“In all cases where shots are reported, police must respond as if the complaint is legitimate until proven otherwise," says Clark. "Fortunately, police were able to affect a high risk search of a known residence with no one being injured."
One man from inside the residence was wanted on an unrelated, outstanding warrant and will be released for Court at a later date.
Another man faces possible firearms charges after a gun and other weapons were found on the property.
2:30 p.m. Update: The standoff in Glenmore is now over and police have cleared the home.
Police were called to the scene after reports of a gun being fired. The house at 1370 Glenmore Rd. is well known to the RCMP.
At least six people have been taken into custody.
There are reports the 'shots fired' may have come from a starter's pistol used to scare geese at the golf course.
The investigation is continuing.
More details to follow.
2:05 p.m. Update: Police have arrested at least six people at a home on Glenmore Road in Kelowna. RCMP say more people are inside and if they do not come out the police may have to change tactics to remove them.
The home is at 1370 Glenmore Road.
1:50 p.m.: RCMP are at a standoff in Glenmore, the incident started around noon.
Glenmore Road is blocked to traffic from Bernard to High Road.
Witnesses report RCMP had their guns drawn pointed towards a house on the westside of Glenmore Rd.
The scene is unfolding across from the Kelowna Golf and Country Club.
More details to follow.
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