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Man arrested at gunpoint

UPDATE: 2 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP confirm they have one man in custody following a dramatic police incident on Spall Road just after the noon hour Thursday.

Police, supported by the Emergency Response Team, descended on an irrigation company parking lot with guns drawn.

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey tells Castanet News RCMP had been actively seeking the 37-year-old man as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of threats made.

The suspect faces potential charges.

"RCMP wish to thank all those residents, who were impacted by the unfolding incident, for their patience as our front line officers worked to safely apprehend their suspect," said O'Donaghey..

The suspect remains in custody as the investigation continues.


ORIGINAL: 1:20 p.m.

This time, it wasn't a drill.

Police and Emergency Response Team personnel were suddenly called away from a training exercise to a real-time situation Thursday afternoon.

Castanet reporter Nich Johansen was on the scene and said seven or eight RCMP vehicles as well are ERT and police service dogs descended on an irrigation store parking lot on Spall Road across from the ESSO station.

They had their guns drawn and on a white SUV in the parking lot.

"They opened their doors with their guns pointed into it. It looked empty. The RCMP dog was jumping around while they were searching it," said Johansen from the scene.

One witness told Castanet he saw one man, the driver of the SUV, arrested.

An officer at the scene confirmed a person was arrested but would provide no other details.

Police have yet to respond to a request for more information.



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