Man arrested after gun complaint at Brocklehurst seniors home

By James Peters
June 6, 2017 - 7:45am Updated: June 6, 2017 - 12:11pm

KAMLOOPS — A 32 year old man is in police custody after a tense situation at a Brocklehurst seniors residence this morning.

RCMP say officers were called to the Gemstone Care Centre on Tranquille Road at about 7:40 a.m.

Staff had reported a man inside the lobby acting strangely, and carrying what appeared to be a handgun.

Mounties set up a perimeter from Desmond Street to Windbreak Street and from Tranquille Road south to the Thompson River.

Officers patrolled the area, and one spotted the suspect dropping or throwing the pistol before taking off on foot.

The man was quickly arrested, and investigating officers found the handgun, which turned out to be a realistic-looking BB gun.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says the man is known to police, but it's still not clear what the man was doing inside the seniors residence.

"No idea whatsoever. He didn't make any threats there and nobody was injured. He was just in there and acting unusually, so we don't know what his motivation is at this time," said Shelkie.

She adds the man will face numerous serious charges.

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