A 42 year old man was taken into custody after a standoff came to a dramatic end at a rural property in the North Okanagan.
Police say they were called to a domestic disturbance on Riverside Road in Mara north of Enderby, Tuesday evening
“Officers learned that a lone male was allegedly armed, making threats and causing damage to the property,” says Cst Kelly Brett from North Okanagan RCMP.
RCMP set up a perimeter around the residence and attempted to make contact with the man, but were unsuccessful.
“The RCMP South East District Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services and specially trained negotiators, were called to the scene to assist and continue their efforts to make contact and negotiate with the male,” says Brett.
After three hours of trying to make contact with the man, police made what they call a “dynamic entry” into the home, and took a man
The suspect suffered non-life threatening injuries that required treatment.
“Every officer deployed to this call did exactly what they are trained to do in these types of high risk situations. They successfully apprehended an armed suspect who was not only a danger to himself, (but to) the police and the community,” says Brett.
The 42 year old suspect remains in police custody and is facing possible charges of assault, uttering threats and careless use of firearms.