Erin Christie

UPDATE: Police stand off with distraught Coldstream man is over

RCMP says man was apprehended peacefully

UPDATE: 3:29 p.m.

RCMP say the police situation on Torrent Drive, Coldstream has now ended peacefully.

A short time ago, the individual was safely apprehended without incident by RCMP officers at the scene. Cst. Kelly Brett says the RCMP will now begin to remove resources from the immediate area, and anticipate allowing residents to return to their homes very soon.

The public can expect to see some officers remain at the scene for processing.

Brett added that the RCMP wish to extend their gratitude to those residents who were displaced from their homes or asked to remain inside and for their patience and understanding during what was a very dynamic situation.

— — — —

UPDATE: 1:03 p.m.

Cst. Kelly Brett is confiming the ERT team from the Lower Mainland has just recently arrived on scene.

This team will assist the local SED team.

RCMP are not providing anymore updates at this time.

————

UPDATE: 8:17 a.m.

Police are now asking residents to stay in their homes as officers continue to try and communicate with a distraught man.

RCMP converged on scene about 12 a.m. at a home in the 11800 block of Torrent Drive, following reports of a very distraught man, believed to be armed and alone inside his home.

As a precautionary measure, police have evacuated the immediately affected residents of the surrounding homes to ensure their personal safety.

“Police are asking all remaining residents, within the immediate area, to stay inside their homes”, said Cst. Kelly Brett. “RCMP also ask that the general public avoid the area, as temporary road closures have been put in place.”

The following roads are affected; Torrent Drive, Kidston Road and Cottonwood Lane.

RCMP ask social media users to refrain from publicizing the physical location of the officers, be it via verbal descriptors, photographs and or videos.

The RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response (ERT) and specifically trained negotiators have been called to the scene, as police continue their efforts to make contact and communicate with the man.

———-

UPDATE: 7:55 a.m.

Schools in the Kidston Road area are not affected by the police situation unfolding in Coldstream.

All schools are reported to be open this morning for regular class.

———

ORIGINAL:

A heavy police presence is being reported Coldstream, Monday morning.

RCMP have blocked off Kidston Road at Kalmalka Road and are not letting any vehicles through.

Several police vehicles are being reported on scene along with officers carrying assault rifles.

More to come.

— With files from Roger Knox


@Jen_zee
jen.zielinski@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Roger Knox

Just Posted

Air support grounded as fires fill the skies with smoke

Heavy smoke throughout the region thwarted efforts of BC Wildfire Saturday, as… Continue reading

Smokey skies don’t dampen spirits at Between the Lakes Pow Wow

Annual Between the Lakes Pow Wow celebrations for the children

Residents raise concerns over Penticton Speedway zoning definition

A public information session will occur sometime in the next month

Evacuation alerts in place for south of Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton

More evacuation alerts - south of Keremeos - were issued Saturday afternoon… Continue reading

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Meet Your Farmer: Ambercott Acres

This week, a look at the permaculture Ambercott Acres farm, from Cawston, BC

Trans Canada Highway opened again near Sicamous

Motor vehicle incident on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Malakwa closed road after 6 p.m.

West Kelowna wildfire evacuation alert rescinded

Alert rescinded Saturday for properties near four lakes within the Gottfriedsen Mountain wildfire

Lions give up late TD in 24-23 loss to Argos

B.C. falls to 3-5, fumbling away last-minute chance in Toronto

Eagle tree cut down legally a 1st for B.C. city

Planned eagle preserve ‘a first for City of Surrey’

Key to the SOEC 2017 winner grateful for experience

Petersen discusses what it’s like to win a year of free concerts at the SOEC

Most Read