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Guns drawn in Rutland

Madison Erhardt

Update: 3:00 p.m.

RCMP were called to 250 Hollywood Road South just after 1:30 p.m.

"We got a call about a possible distraught male and as a result from the information received it to be somewhat of a risk call," said Patrol Supervisor Amadeo Vecchio.

"We set up a perimeter and we entered the building, made contact with the male and took him into custody for assessment," Vecchio added. 

The male is being assessed at Kelowna General Hospital.


UPDATE: 2:30 p.m.

Images from the scene show police with rifles drawn outside a Hollywood Road apartment complex.

Police at the scene say a man in distress posed a danger to public safety.

More information to come.


UPDATE: 1:50 P.M.

Multiple police cruisers are surrounding an apartment complex on Hollywood Road South in Kelowna.

Unconfirmed reports say RCMP are on foot surrounding the area.

Castanet has a reporter on scene.


ORIGINAL: 1:40 P.M.

RCMP have closed Hollywood Road just south of Highway 33.

Two police cruisers are seen blocking the road.

At this time, the reason for the closure is unknown.

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