Several police have drawn their tasers as a man holds what appears to be a knife on a dock in downtown Kelowna, Friday. (Mackenzie Britton)

VIDEO: Kelowna RCMP canine unit helps end stand off with knife wielding man

The man was arrested without injury around 3:45 p.m.

UPDATE: 5:00 p.m.

An armed man was arrested on the wharf of The Sails at the Kelowna waterfront this afternoon.

Kelowna RCMP, Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiation Team all responded to the scene.

“After a two-hour standoff, police officers required the use of less lethal rounds to subdue the man and take him into custody,” said Cpl. Meghan Foster.

“He will receive medical treatment if required and investigators will continue working to determine what led up to this event.”

Currently, no criminal charges have been laid and RCMP said the man’s name will not be released.

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A standoff between police and a knife wielding man has come to an end, with no reports of injuries.

The RCMP canine unit was called in to subdue the man and facilitate the arrest, which happened on a dock at the Kelowna waterfront marina, Friday afternoon.

Police first responded to the call around 1:10 p.m. after reports came in of a man allegedly waving around a hunting knife on the 200 block of Bernard Avenue.

When officers arrived the man isolated himself on the dock at the Kelowna waterfront marina.

At least six police officers could be seen on the dock with several of them holding tasers.

For more than two hours police contained the man, who appeared to be holding the knife against his stomach and a phone in the other hand.

The RCMP emergency response team, crisis negotiation team and Kelowna Fire Department were all brought in to assist the RCMP to de-escalate the situation.

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Police are in a stand off with a man who appears to be holding a knife towards himself on a dock in downtown Kelowna. (Mackenzie Britton)

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