Okanagan police standoff suspect faces numerous charges
The man arrested after a police standoff near Vernon Monday has been charged with nine criminal offenses.
RCMP were called to a Torrent Drive residence in Coldstream to deal with a distraught man armed with a gun who was refusing to leave the home.
The suspect allegedly threatened another member of the household who had left before police arrived.
Nearby homes were evacuated, and a RCMP Emergency Response Team was deployed, before the man surrendered after about 15 hours.
The charges against Kelly Blake Torvik include assault with a weapon, pointing a firearm and uttering threats.
The 33-year-old remains in custody with a bail hearing scheduled for February 15th.
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