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RCMP called to report of man with weapon on Byrns Road in Kelowna

Kelowna RCMP were called to reports of a distraught man with a weapon in the 1700 block of Byrns Road around noon, Sunday.

Frontline officers flooded the area and determined that the suspect was in a residence in the area. The Southeast District Critical Incident Program’s Emergency Response Team was deployed to the scene, along with a Critical Incident Commander and a Crisis Negotiator.

“A Kelowna man was apprehended into custody under the Mental Health Act with the assistance of the tactical Emergency Response Team and subsequently transported to hospital for further assessment,” says Cst. Solana Paré of the Kelowna RCMP.

“Police thank the public for their patience and understanding while we worked to resolve this incident safely.”

Byrns Road has now been re-opened to the public. No further information is being released at this time.

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