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Weapons report caused closure of Academy Way near UBC Okanagan

Click to play video: 'One man in custody after weapons report and woman injured near UBCO' One man in custody after weapons report and woman injured near UBCO
Submitted video from a bystander around 7 a.m. on Academy Way near UBCO – Sep 23, 2021

Kelowna RCMP has left the area just south of the UBC Okanagan campus following the safe apprehension of an armed man allegedly behaving erratically.

Mounties were notified that a woman had reportedly been assaulted by a man at a residence in the 800-block of Academy Way in Kelowna. The man was believed to have a gun and was acting erratically, according to RCMP.

Both the victim and the suspect were still in the residence.

Officers established an area of containment around the area, and out of an abundance of caution, the Southeast District Emergency Response Team was called in to assist.

“Officers evacuated the surrounding residences and established contact with the suspect,” Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in a press release. “The suspect, a 28-year-old Kelowna man, was taken into custody without incident.”

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The suspect remains in custody at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

“We wish to thank the public for their cooperation during this operation,” says Insp. Adam MacIntosh. “We were able to bring this incident to a safe resolution for everyone and the roadway and area are open once again.”

The area of Academy Way, between Hindle Drive and Acadia Street, was closed  for more than an hour.

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Earlier in the morning, Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School which is in the area, put out an update saying staff and students are fine.

 

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