Arrest made in raid

UPDATE: 3 p.m.

RCMP have confirmed a 34-year-old man is in custody after police raided a home in the 1000 block of Lawson Avenue late Friday morning.

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says the Emergency Response Team was called in to support the RCMP's drug section in executing the search warrant.

"The execution of the warrant, to search the Lawson Avenue residence, prompted the temporary disruption of traffic along Gordon Drive for police and public safety," said O’Donaghey

"The RCMP Emergency Response Team’s armoured vehicle was used and a man was taken into police custody without incident at the scene."

Investigators remain at the scene.

The Kelowna man faces potential charges and remains in police custody.

UPDATE 12:10 p.m.

Gordon Drive has now re-opened after police executed a search warrant at a condominium at Lawson Avenue and Gordon Drive. RCMP were seen taking one man away in hand cuffs.

An officer on scene confirmed no one was injured during the raid.

The door of the home was bashed in during the raid and a window was smashed. 

ERT officers have now left the scene, and investigators continue to search inside the residence. 

The circumstances behind the search warrant are unclear at this time. 

– with files from Nich Johansen

ORIGINAL 11:35 a.m.

Gordon Drive is blocked off at Bernard and witnesses report a heavy police presence in the area.

Barry Kilborn tells Castanet, "There are cops everywhere and there is a cruiser in the middle of the street and I heard two loud bangs."

Reporter Nich Johansen is on scene and reports that a search warrant is being executed and one man has just been seen being arrested and taken away in handcuffs.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team and vehicle is on the scene of a condominium at Lawson and Gordon.

Gordon is blocked off between Bernard and Lawson and you are advised to avoid the area at this time.

We will have more information as soon as it is available.

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