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

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

Police arrested the man around 3:45 p.m., more than two hours after the stand off started

A standoff between police and a knife-wielding man came to an end Friday afternoon with no serious injuries, according to police.

The Kelowna RCMP, the emergency response team and the crisis negotiation team were all called in to help subdue the man and facilitate the arrest, which happened on a dock at the Kelowna waterfront marina.

“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.”

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.

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

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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)

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