Kelowna stand-off ends peacefully

Kelowna, BC – A man now faces potential charges after he was taken into police custody peacefully during the early morning hours of Friday in Kelowna’s Rutland.

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On April 20, 2017 at 9:45 pm, RCMP were made aware of a dispute which had taken place inside a residence in the 1000 block of McCurdy Road. Police had learned that the dispute, which involved both threats of violence and a firearm, was between two individuals known to each other and had taken place inside their shared residence.

One of the two individuals fled the home as they called police for assistance.

“Officers with Kelowna RCMP general duty and Police Dog Services contained the residence and cordoned off the vicinity of the home for public safety,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey. “Specially trained officers with the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team (SED ERT), along with a crisis negotiator were called to the scene to assist.”

Phone contact was established with the individual still inside the residence. Shortly after 3 am, after several hours of negotiation, the incident ended peacefully as the suspect exited the home and was subsequently taken into police custody without incident.

Kelowna RCMP continue to secure the scene, as the home remains part of an ongoing investigation.

The suspect, a 38-year-old Kelowna man, remains in police custody at this time. He faces potential charges and is expected to appear in Kelowna Courts this morning.

Police File # 2017-19644

Kelowna RCMP


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