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Lumby, B.C. man arrested after being spotted with firearm

A Lumby, B.C., man, 43, was arrested early Thursday morning after allegedly assaulting somebody then locking himself in his home, together with a firearm.

At about 9:30 p.m., frontline officers from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report of a an assault that had taken place on Sugar Lake Road north of Lumby.

Shortly earlier than midnight police situated the suspect at a residence on Mabel Lake Street.

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“Throughout their makes an attempt to make contact with the suspect, officers on the scene noticed a firearm and ammunition inside the house in shut proximity to the person,” Const. Chris Terleski stated.

“Given the heightened threat, officers established a fringe round the home and members of the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Staff had been deployed to help. Contact was made with the suspect and shortly after 3 a.m., the person exited the home willingly and was arrested with out additional incident.”

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Subsequent to the arrest, police seized a firearm and ammunition from the house.

The suspect stays in police custody pending an preliminary courtroom look at the moment and the incident stays below investigation.


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