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Weapon complaint leads to RCMP swarming Kelowna city bus

RCMP surrounded the bus just before 3 p.m.
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Police surround Kelowna city bus on Bernard. (Brittany Webster/ Black Press Media)

UPDATE: 3:47 p.m.

RCMP surrounded a city bus on Bernard Avenue at Highland Drive South after a report of someone with a weapon in downtown Kelowna boarded a transit bus.

Police were alerted to the situation at about 2:30 p.m. Friday. Officers were able to speak with witnesses and use video surveillance from the area to determine a suspect boarded a bus leaving downtown.

Mounties stopped the bus near Highland Drive South and arrested two people without incident. The bus was searched and has since continued its route.

Police are not releasing further details at this time as the situation is under investigation.

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UPDATE: 3:15 p.m.

RCMP are clearing the scene on Bernard Avenue after officers surrounded a city transit bus.

Two people were arrested on the scene.

The bus was eventually cleared and left the area.

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More than six RCMP vehicles descended on a BC Transit bus at Bernard Avenue and Highland Drive South, just before 3 p.m. Friday.

Police canine units are searching the bus and as well as bags found on board.

According to a witness, two people may have been arrested at the scene.

The transit driver was seen speaking with police and said there is CCTV recording inside the bus.

Bernard is closed from Richmond Street to Burtch Road.

More to come.

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BC Transit driver speaks with police in Kelowna. (Brittany Webster/ Black Press Media)

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Graduated from the broadcast journalism program at BCIT. Also holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University.
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