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Armed car-jacker on loose

He said an RCMP helicopter had been in the air in the area but looked to be landing at the airport. Several RCMP vehicles were parked off Main Street in the empty lot adjacent to Wendy's, but appeared to be using the area simply as a muster point.

Conflicting reports in community Facebook groups online indicate police presence downtown and toward Summerland. 

Castanet is still awaiting official comment from RCMP. 


ORIGINAL: 4:05 p.m.

Police activity is heavy in Penticton at the moment, with multiple reports indicating intense presence in the south end of town including larger unmarked SUV-style vehicles. 

Several cars with sirens wailing sped through downtown earlier this hour as well. 

Castanet has a reporter headed to the scene at the south end of town, who will provide photos and updates shortly. 

Castanet has also reached out to RCMP and is awaiting comment. 

Do you have information or photos about this developing incident? Send them to [email protected]



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