Peaceful end to overnight standoff with Kelowna RCMP; gun violence threatened

Peaceful end to overnight standoff with Kelowna RCMP; gun violence threatened

A man is in police custody following a five hour standoff with RCMP in Kelowna.Police were called to a McCurdy Road home at 9:45 p.m. Thursday after the man’s room-mate reported a dispute involving threatened violence and a firearm.He fled the home leaving the suspect inside.Officers cordoned off the area around the house for public safety.“Specially trained officers with the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team along with a crisis negotiator were called to the scene to assist,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.After several hours of negotiations over the phone the suspect came outside at about 3:00 a.m. and was arrested without incident.The 38-year-old is expected to make a court appearance Friday.

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