April 20, 2017 12:06 am
Updated: April 20, 2017 1:00 am

Okanagan RCMP end standoff with suspect

RCMP have released few details about a standoff in Oliver Wednesday evening.

Contributed: Dan Wigmore/ Global Okanagan

Oliver RCMP set up a blockade on Tulameen St. off Okanagan St. Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. and assembled officers with guns drawn.

Police were attempting to locate an individual of interest in an unfolding incident in Oliver, spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said.

Mounties did not say what prompted the police presence on the residential road, but Oliver resident Dan Wigmore told Global News he believed the police were after a man who he said police have investigated for drug and theft offences in the past.

When questioned about the possible suspect, RCMP did not respond to our inquiry.

The suspect may be holed up in an RV, according to Wigmore, who saw armed officers in fatigues approaching the police blockade.

Police vehicles were seen leaving the area around 10:30 p.m., but there is no word of any arrest.

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