Update to Previous News Release

Kamloops RCMP File: 2020-29738
Date: September 4, 2020

On September 4, 2020 at 7:41 AM Kamloops RCMP responded to a call concerning a distraught man. This evolved into an armed and barricaded situation that required RCMP to contain the scene by restricting traffic and evacuating some nearby homes. RCMP Kamloops worked with the South East District Emergency Response Team to deploy a de-escalation process that has successfully resolved this situation.  At approximately 9:37 AM a man was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported directly to a local medical facility. No parties suffered any injuries through this process and there is no longer any risk in the area.

“Seeing highly visible police incidents unfold in residential areas is always unsettling. We would like to thank the people disturbed by this event for their cooperation and understanding. When RCMP members respond to calls like this, public safety is our first priority. As such, we make an area safe so we can de-escalate and hopefully resolve the matter peacefully. In this case, the de-escalation process was successful and the male was eventually apprehended in a cooperative fashion”.  – S/Sgt Simon Pillay.

Although RCMP are still on scene, area restrictions are being lifted and we will be withdrawing the majority of our officers immediately.

S/Sgt Simon Pillay – RCMP Kamloops