RCMP take man into custody Sunday following long standoff near Kimberley
A distraught man who kept police kept police on guard for more than 11 hours surrendered without incident three kilometres north of Kimberley Sunday.
Kimberley RCMP received a call at 3:45 a.m. Sunday to a report of a distraught man in the 8700 block of Highway 95A.
Police quickly learned the man may have had access to firearms.
Additional officers were called in, including a negotiator to assist in setting up a safety perimeter, which included the closure of highway 95A for several hours.
At 2:50 p.m. Sunday, the man surrendered to police without incident.
He was taken into custody and transported to hospital for medical treatment.