Police incident near Wasa ends peacefully

Kimberley, B.C. Southeast District

2020-02-05 15:55 PST

File # 2020-1076

A police incident that developed overnight in Wasa just outside of Kimberley BC, has ended peacefully.

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On Tuesday February 4, 2020 shortly after 11:40 p.m., Kimberley RCMP were called to a mobile home park, located in the 6000-block of Highway 93 and Highway 95 in Wasa for reports of a very distraught 45-year-old-man, believed to be armed and alone inside his unit.

Kimberley RCMP frontline officers established an area of containment around the man’s home and called for the support of the Southeast District Emergency Response Team (SED ERT) and Crisis Negotiators. The Southeast District Containment Team was also activated and responded to the scene, where they maintained containment of the home overnight and throughout the day.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. (MT), as a result of negotiations the man exited his home and was taken into police custody without incident.

The Kimberley RCMP wish to thank all those who were directly affected by the incident for their patience, understanding and full cooperation, states Sgt. Chris Newel.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-869-9578

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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