Police standoff ends peacefully in West Kelowna

A distraught man was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon

A police incident involving a distraught man in West Kelowna ended peacefully, Wednesday afternoon.

RCMP were called to the 3000 block of Wetton Road following reports of a barricaded man inside a home.

A portion of Gellatly Road and Witt Road was closed by officers to ensure public safety. The RCMP South East District Emergency Response Team (SED ERT), tactical trained officers crisis negotiators were called to the scene to communicate with the man.

According to Cst. Lesley Smith the 42-year-old West Kelowna man exited the home, where he was taken into police custody without any further incident.

Residents in the area took to social media Wednesday afternoon reporting they had possibly heard gun shots in the Wetton Road area.

RCMP have not confirmed if shots were fired.

READ MORE: Central Okanagan MP candidates put thousands to Facebook ads


@Jen_zee
jen.zielinski@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Fallen tree and fire to blame for Shuswap power outage

BC Hydro restored the outage in about an hour.

Boating Safety Week a chance to take stock of hazards on Shuswap Lake

Submerged logs, cold water and intoxicated captains are all safety concerns

$30,000 over 30 weeks for local causes

Send us your good stories and you could win money for your favourite cause

Columbia Shuswap Regional District office to begin phased reopening

Office will be open for four-hour days beginning next week

Trudeau offers $14B to provinces for anti-COVID-19 efforts through rest of year

Making a difference in municipalities is a pricey proposition

Friends, family mourn Salt Spring Island woman killed in suspected murder-suicide

A GoFundMe comapaign has been launched for Jennifer Quesnel’s three sons

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

‘Alarmed’: Health critic calls for more data on COVID-19 in trucking industry

Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec said that level of detail is not being collected

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Crews building structure at former Summerland train station site

West Summerland Station will pay tribute to railway history, serve as trail marker

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

Vernon protesters take Black Lives Matter movement to park

A handful of demonstrators raised fists, signs in solidarity Friday

Most Read