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Police swarm, close Kelowna's Pandosy Street after reports of a man with a weapon

Pandosy incident over

UPDATE: 8:30 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP have reopened Pandosy more than three hours after police swarmed an area around Sutherland Avenue.

The area was closed down around 5 p.m. after police says they received reports of a man with a weapon in the 1900 block of Pandosy,

RCMP say they were able to determine the suspect was a resident of an apartment in the area.

“The area was cordoned off and assistance was requested from the Southeast District Emergency Response Team,” says Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy of the Kelowna RCMP.

“The suspect has been arrested and the investigation is ongoing. At this time we are confident that there is no further danger to the public.”

Police expect to release more information as the investigation proceeds.


UPDATE: 6:35 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP confirm they are responding to a "high-risk incident" on Pandosy Street.

A portion of the street between Sutherland and Elliot avenues has been closed to all traffic as a result.

According to a news release, police say they were called to the area for a complaint of a man with what appeared to be a weapon outside of a building in the 1900-block of Pandosy Street.

“At this time, the suspect is believed to be contained, and we do not believe there is an active threat to the community,” says Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy of the Kelowna RCMP.

“We have closed Pandosy Street from Lake Avenue to Elliott Avenue as we deal with this matter. We are requesting that the public remain away from the area at this time.”

Further information will be released at a later time.


ORIGINAL 6 p.m.

There is a major police presence south of Kelowna’s downtown Monday evening.

RCMP have closed Pandosy Street between Elliot and Sutherland avenues.

Residents in the neighbourhood have been told police are responding to a firearms-related call. Some Mounties at the incident are armed with rifles.

An officer on scene suggested Pandosy Street will be closed for an extended period of time. No one has been shot, added the officer.

Castanet has requested more information from the Kelowna RCMP.

This story will be updated as more is known.



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