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