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Arrest made after firearm reported in downtown Penticton

The man arrested had outstanding warrants and a BB-gun
A heavy police response was seen outside a home on Martin Street on Feb. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

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.

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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 250-492-4300.

Brennan Phillips

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Brennan was raised in the Okanagan and is thankful every day that he gets to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.
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