(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

UPDATE: Agaited man with rifle brings heavy police presence in Kelowna’s Spring Valley area

Many officers, including the tactical team are on site

UPDATE (July 6, 2:30 p.m.) – Kelowna RCMP responded to multiple reports of a man waving around a rifle in the 2600 block of Springfield Road around 10:30 p.m.

The RCMP and Southeast District Critical Incident Program Emergency Response Team (ERT) shutdown the surrounding area due to the threat to the public. After some time, they got the occupants out of the house safely.

A search warrant was executed and the RCMP seized multiple fire arms in the house. It’s unclear if the man was arrested

The investigation is ongoing.

Original

A heavy police presence took over the area of Springfield Road and Gerstmar Road in Kelowna on Tuesday night (July 5).

Residents reported several officers dressed in tactical gear in the Spring Valley neighbourhood. An ambulance was also reportedly on site. RCMP was apparently there into the early hours on Wednesday morning (July 6).

Roads in the area were also blocked off and a drone was seen flying above a home in the area.

Capital News has reached out to RCMP for more information.

More to come.

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