Charges pending in Coldstream standoff

By Greg Fry
February 6, 2018 - 1:39pm

KAMLOOPS — A 33 year old man is facing numerous charges following a police standoff in Coldstream.

On Monday, the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP were called to a home in the 11800 block of Torrent Drive, Vernon for reports of a distraught man, believed to be armed and alone.

Upon arrival, officers learned that the man had barricaded himself with an alleged firearm in his home and refused to present himself to police.

"Through further investigation, police learned that the 33 year old suspect male allegedly assaulted and uttered threats to another female resident of the home, who was able to depart the premises to safety prior to police arrival," says Cst. Kelly Brett.

After a 15-hour standoff with police, the suspect was apprehended without incident and taken into custody.

Brett says the victim was treated for minor injuries at a local medical facility. 

Following the execution of a search warrant, she says police were able to seize firearms.

Brett says the suspect remains in police custody and is facing possible charges relating to firearms and assault.

She says the investigation is ongoing and no more details will be released.

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