UPDATE: Olalla man taken into custody following police incident

Highway 3A is closed south of Main Street Olalla due to police presence.

UPDATE: 10:05 a.m.

A 52-year-old man is in custody after a police incident, that included shutting down Highway 3A, took place in Olalla.

According to Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, officers arrived at a residence in Olalla about 2:30 p.m., Wednesday. Highway 3A was closed soon after as police secured the area.

Several hours later, at about 9 p.m., the incident ended peacefully said Moskaluk, with the man being taken into custody under the authority of the Mental Health Act.

“On our arrival, officers made contact with the man inside his home, however, he was reluctant to co-operate with police. As a precautionary measure, support and assistance was sought from additional resources including the SED ERT,” stated Moskaluk.

The man faces no criminal charges as a result.

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UPDATE: 7:05 a.m.

Highway 3A is now open following a police incident overnight.

More to come.

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UPDATE: 9:05 p.m.

Residents in the area have contacted the Review and stated a man has barricaded himself in his home. Heavy police presence is on scene and some nearby homes have been evacuated.

ORIGINAL:

Highway 3A just south of Olalla has been closed for the past several hours because of a police incident.

DriveBC first reported the road closed because of police presence south of Main Street just before 8 p.m.

An update at 8:30 p.m. shows the road is still closed in both directions and there is no estimated time it will reopen.

The Keremeos Review has reached out to RCMP to find out more about the incident.

More to come.

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