Lumby, B.C. man arrested after being spotted with firearm

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters.nbsp;. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A Lumby, B.C., man, 43, was arrested early Thursday morning after allegedly assaulting someone then locking himself in his house, along with a firearm.

At about 9:30 p.m., frontline officers from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report of an assault that had taken place on Sugar Lake Road north of Lumby.

Shortly before midnight police located the suspect at a residence on Mabel Lake Road.

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“During their attempts to make contact with the suspect, officers at the scene observed a firearm and ammunition inside the home in close proximity to the man,” Const. Chris Terleski said.

“Given the heightened risk, officers established a perimeter around the house and members of the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team were deployed to assist. Contact was made with the suspect and shortly after 3 a.m., the man exited the house willingly and was arrested without further incident.”

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Subsequent to the arrest, police seized a firearm and ammunition from the home.

The suspect remains in police custody pending an initial court appearance today and the incident remains under investigation.


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