Weapons complaint leads to apprehension

Vernon North Okanagan

2024-02-14 12:08 PST

File # 2024-2407

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A situation involving a person in crisis was brought to a safe resolution by RCMP officers in Vernon on Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday, February 13th, 2024, around 11 a.m., police were called to a residence on 32nd St to assist with a person who was experiencing a mental health or drug related crisis. Police were also told that the man was in possession of a weapon and was acting in a manner that was dangerous to himself and others inside the building.  Several frontline officers responded to the location and after making initial contact with the person, successfully de-escalated the situation which safely ended with the man surrendering peacefully to police.

The person was apprehended under the mental health act and transported to hospital for assessment and care. No charges are expected.

Released by

Cst. Chris Terleski

Media Relations Officer
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP
3402 30th St, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E5
Office: 250-260-7161
Fax: 250-260-7191

Email: VernonMedia@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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