Police persuade suspect

Salmon Arm RCMP were able to successfully negotiate with a man armed with a handgun

Salmon Arm RCMP were able to successfully negotiate with a man armed with a handgun, who had barricaded himself  into a residence on 23rd Street SE Saturday at 5:10 p.m.

The 27-year-old was arrested and is now facing charges of assault, uttering threats and breach of a court order from Alberta.

The incident began earlier in the afternoon when a woman called police to report an intoxicated man, possibly armed with a gun, acting strangely on Foothill Road.

Police then received a second call about the man, which indicated he had been involved with an assault at the residence. Other occupants of the residence were able to get out, however, the man barricaded himself inside and refused to leave.

Police negotiation eventually led to the man agreeing to come out.

“No one was injured or harmed in the incident and the danger to the public was contained,” says Cpl. Carlos Tettolowski.

 

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