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Police takedown in Vernon

UPDATED 11:35 a.m.

Vernon RCMP have confirmed that they arrested a 44-year-old male yesterday in connection with this incident.

Just before 6 p.m. RCMP received a complaint of a male with a hand gun at the Shell gas station on the 3200 block of 32 Ave in Vernon.

Police arrested the man who was in possession of the pellet hand gun. The man had the gun in a holster and apparently owned it to deal with pests and small animals on his rural property.

Sgt Donovan with Vernon RCMP said the man had no criminal intent and was just at the station to buy gas.

The gun was seized for investigation but the man was later released without charges.


At approximately 6 p.m. seven police vehicles surrounded a Shell gas station in Vernon on Highway 97.

Police came from every direction all at the same time and appeared to rush the truck, which was towing a boat.

RCMP rushed inside the store to find the driver of the truck who was not in the truck at the time.

Officers appeared to take cover behind buildings and gas pumps with their hands on their weapons.

The boat trailer had Alberta license plates and the police began their search of the vehicle soon after they arrived.

RCMP could not confirm whether the man was arrested or released. 

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