A five-hour standoff in North Kamloops began after Mounties were told someone was being held against their will in a house.
Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said police received information on Wednesday afternoon that a person was being confined to a house in the 400-block of Royal Avenue.
As a result, Mounties cordoned off the area, called in the emergency response team and employe the use of a police negotiator, evacuating some neighbours from their homes in the process.
Shelkie said officers managed to call out several people from the home — including the the person allegedly being held against their will — but a man remained inside and refused to leave.
The man, a 25-year-old Kamloops resident known to police, was finally arrested just after 11 p.m. Charges are pending.