A heavy police response in downtown Penticton on Wednesday, Feb. 7, was caused by a reported firearm.
A press release from the RCMP states multiple officers responded to Martin Street at 9 a.m. to reports of a man holding what appeared to be a firearm.
The man was found and while being taken into custody, a BB-gun was seized from his possession according to RCMP.
The 35-year-old Penticton resident was found to have outstanding warrants and has been detained in custody.
No one was reportedly harmed or threatened, according to the RCMP.
A mix of unmarked and marked police vehicles descended on Martin Street near the intersection with White Avenue, prompting questions from locals.
A police dog and an officer with a long gun were seen in the area at the time.
The investigation is ongoing, according to the RCMP.
Anyone who has information that may be related is asked to contact the Penticton RCMP Detachment at