Threats against Kamloops police end with safe apprehension

Kamloops City

2021-04-15 14:03 PDT

File # 2021-11625

A high-risk situation that led Kamloops police into Ashcroft Tuesday night, ended with one person being safely taken into custody.

On April 13, 2021, just before 10 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a threat allegedly directed specifically at police. During their investigation, frontline officers were able to identify a suspect as a distraught man in the Ashcroft area, who was previously known to police and believed to potentially have access to numerous firearms.

Kamloops RCMP assembled a team, which included the Police Dog Services unit, to assist the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment in responding to the high-risk situation. After surrounding an apartment complex, police were able to make contact with the suspect and negotiate a safe surrender.

One person was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and immediately taken to hospital for medical assessment and care. No charges are being recommended at this time.
 

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
kamloops.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: Crystal.Evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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