UPDATE: Kelowna RCMP is now stating the individual involved in yesterday’s (Mar. 9) standoff with police was not apprehended under the mental health act as they previously reported
“A man was evaluated by the Police and Crisis Team mental health nurse and the investigation into the weapons complaint continues,” states Cpl. Tammy Lobb, media relations officer for the Kelowna RCMP. “Police thank the public for their patience and understanding while we worked to resolve this incident safely.”
Kelowna RCMP has apprehended a man following an incident at a home on Lequime Road in the Mission.
Officers responded to a report of a weapons complaint at a residence in the 600-block area of Lequime Road around 11:35 Wednesday morning. The Southeast District Critical Incident Program’s Emergency Response Team was deployed, along with a critical incident commander and a crisis negotiator.
“A Kelowna man was apprehended into custody under the Mental Health Act with the assistance of the Tactical Emergency Response Team and subsequently transported to hospital for further assessment,” said Cpl. Tammy Lobb, media relations officer, Kelowna RCMP. “Police thank the public for their patience and understanding while we worked to resolve this incident safely.”