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Unarmed man arrested following six-hour standoff in Kamloops

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
July 29th, 2013

A 49-year-old unarmed man was taken into custody without incident following a standoff at 8000 block of Grizzly Crescent in Kamloops Monday morning.

The six-hour standoff concluded at 5:05 a.m was transported back to the Kamloops RCMP Office pending a court appearance in relation to the incident.

No injuries were incurred by any person during the successful resolution of this ordeal that began with a call at 11 p.m. Sunday.

It was reported that a man who lives at the residence had discharged a firearm at a wall inside the house shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday. Only one other person was at home in the home when the shot was fired. That person was not injured and left the home immediately then called police.

Kamloops RCMP was assisted by the South East District Emergency Response Team.

Upon securing the male, ERT members then cleared the residence to ensure there were no additional people inside the home. During that entry, additional firearms were noticed inside the residence.

A bullet hole was also observed in one wall of the home. The projectile went through the wall and struck a house next door.

Specific information about criminal charges cannot be confirmed this early in the investigation although police anticipate that firearm related charges will recommended.

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