UPDATED: A ‘peaceful conclusion’

A police incident has been resolved after police surrounded a Rutland home

UPDATE: 6 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP say a police incident in Rutland this afternoon has come to a peaceful conclusion.

“After nearly three hours, RCMP negotiators have successfully encouraged the man to safely exit his residence where he was apprehended by members of the Southeast District Emergency Response Team without further incident,” says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

He says the man was medically examined as a precaution by paramedics at the scene and has since been transported to hospital for further assessment.

“The RCMP wish to thank the media and the general public, specifically those residents temporarily evacuated from their homes, for their patience and understanding,” adds O’Donaghey.

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ORIGINAL:

A police incident, currently unfolding, has been contained to a single residence in Kelowna as officers continue efforts to negotiate with a distraught male alone inside his home.

On May 30, at 2:17 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP were called to a residence in Kelowna for reports of a very distraught 32 year-old-man alone inside his home. Upon their attendance police decided, as a precautionary measure, to evacuate the immediately affected residents of the surrounding homes to ensure their personal safety.

Kelowna RCMP are continuing efforts to make contact and negotiate with the man, while BC Ambulance Service remain on standby near the scene.

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