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Distraught man in custody

Alanna Kelly

A man who barricaded himself in his unit with a weapon at Barona Beach Resort is in custody and could face potential charges.

More than 20 RCMP vehicles swarmed the West Kelowna apartment building just after 4 p.m. Sunday and arrived to find a “very distressed man.”

The area was evacuated and police said the 35-year-old was alone in the unit.

Residents were not allowed to return home, and numerous roads were closed in the area around Boucherie Road.

The RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team and specially trained negotiators made contact with the man and were safely able to apprehend him just before midnight.

Residents living in the building said the man had an argument with a partner earlier in the evening.

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