Armed Rossland man arrested for forcing his way into city hall

Armed man enters city hall

Rossland RCMP have arrested a man armed with a bow and arrow who forced his way into City Hall.

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says the man allegedly pushed his way past staff inside the Rossland City Hall Tuesday morning.

Just before 7 a.m., Trail RCMP responded to an unfolding incident in which an individual armed with a bow and arrow had entered the municipal hall.

Police learned the armed man entered through a back door, prior to the facility opening to the public for the day.

The suspect refused to leave and proceeded to lock himself in an office inside the civic building.

Police responded immediately to the scene.

The suspect has been identified by police as a 24-year-old Rossland man.

With the use of crisis de-escalation tactics, the man was taken into custody without further incident.

“Although the suspect was armed with what is being considered a weapon, no one was injured during the incident,” said Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Police continue to investigate the full circumstances surrounding the event.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to the police is asked to contact Trail RCMP at 250-364-2566.

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