Male Arrested in North Shore Incident

Kamloops, BC – A 32 year old man is facing numerous charges after displaying what appeared to be a handgun in public.

This morning at 7:40 am Kamloops RCMP received a report from an employee at a senior’s complex. Employees at the complex had seen an unknown man enter the lobby of the building and act in an unusual manner. The employees saw that the male had what appeared to be a handgun on his person.

Police attended the area and set up a perimeter from Desmond Street to Windbreak from Tranquille Road to the South Thompson River and asked the public to stay out of the area. Two police dogs and numerous officers patrolled the area. Eventually an officer saw the male either drop or throw the handgun and then run away. Officers caught the male and took him into custody. The handgun was found to be a bb handgun that looks like a real pistol.

The suspect will be facing numerous charges including firearms charges. He was previously known to police and is from Kamloops.

Police File # 2017-17632

Kamloops RCMP

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