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RCMP take man into custody Sunday following long standoff near Kimberley

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
June 22nd, 2015

A distraught man who kept police kept police on guard for more than 11 hours surrendered without incident three kilometres north of Kimberley Sunday.

Kimberley RCMP received a call at 3:45 a.m. Sunday to a report of a distraught man in the 8700 block of Highway 95A.

Police quickly learned the man may have had access to firearms.

Additional officers were called in, including a negotiator to assist in setting up a safety perimeter, which included the closure of highway 95A for several hours.

At 2:50 p.m. Sunday, the man surrendered to police without incident.

He was taken into custody and transported to hospital for medical treatment.

 

This post was syndicated from https://thenelsondaily.com
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