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'Several people' arrested during high-profile warrant execution in Brocklehurst, police say

Multiple arrests in raid

UPDATE: 4:44 p.m.

Police say "several people" have been arrested as part of an emergency response team operation Thursday afternoon on 13th Street in Brocklehurst.

According to Mounties, officers showed up at a home in the 1100-block of 13th Street just before 2 p.m. to execute a search warrant relating to an investigation into allegations of forcible confinement, threats and potential firearms offences.

Kamloops RCMP Supt. Jeff Pelley said the detachment called in the emergency response team after conducting a risk assessment.

“Neighbours inside the containment area were requested to stay inside their homes as a safety precaution until the suspects involved were taken into custody and the area was confirmed as safe,” he said in a news release.

RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said “several people” have been arrested.

“Police visibility remains on scene as part of the ongoing investigation,” she said.

Anyone with information about the investigation can call police at 250-828-3000.


ORIGINAL STORY: 3:27 p.m.

Some residents living on 13th Street in Brocklehurst have been told to stay inside their homes as an RCMP emergency response team deals with an incident nearby.

Police are not saying what the nature of the call is, but ERT officers and vehicles can be seen on 13th Street north of Lethbridge Avenue.

“The presence is part of an active investigation,” RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn told Castanet Kamloops.

“The public has been requested to avoid the area. Those within the area that has been blocked off have been asked to stay inside their residences.”

Evelyn said motorists are also being asked to avoid the area.

This story will be updated if more information becomes known.

Do you know what's happening? Email [email protected] or phone the Castanet Kamloops newsroom at 778-376-2151.



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