KAMLOOPS — Update: A police incident involving a distraught man inside a home in Coldstream has ended peacefully.
“A short time ago, the individual was safely apprehended without incident by RCMP officers at the scene,” says Cst. Kelly Brett.
Armed officers had been located around a home in the 11800 block of Torrent Drive since early this morning where a distraught male was said to armed and inside alone, with police negotiating with him to come out peacefully.
Road traffic was blocked by Mounties on part of Kidston Road, and on Torrent Drive and Cottonwood Lane.
Brett says RCMP wish to extend thanks to the general public for their patience and support.
“We extend our gratitude especially to those residents who were displaced from their homes or asked to remain inside and for their patience and understanding during what was a very dynamic situation.”
RCMP will now begin to remove resources from the immediate area, and anticipate allowing residents to return to their homes very soon.
The public can expect to see some officers remain at the scene for processing.
Earlier: A standoff between police and a man in Coldstream continues.
Officers armed with rifles continue to maintain their position around a home in the 11800 block of Torrent Drive where a distraught male is inside alone, and thought to be armed.
Cst. Kelly Brett says the incident has been ongoing since around midnight, with specially trained officers trying to communicate with the man.
“There’s no updates as yet. We are still in position, and still negotiating with the male,” she says.
Brett says homes in the immediate area remain evacuated, for safety reasons.
Kidston Elementary is just a couple blocks away, but the school is said to be operating as normal.
Road traffic remains blocked on part of Kidston Road, and on Torrent Drive and Cottonwood Lane.
Police are asking social media users not to publicize the physical location of officers through photos, videos or words.
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