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UPDATE: Police incident near UBCO ends after police apprehend man 'acting erratically' with gun

(UPDATE: Sept. 23 @ 10:50 am) - The police incident in the Academy Way area near UBC Okanagan has been resolved, police say.

The RCMP's Southeast District Emergency Response Team (SDERT) assisted local Mounties in apprehending "a man allegedly behaving erratically with a gun."

"Kelowna RCMP were notified that a woman had reported being assaulted by a man at a residence in the 800-block of Academy Way in Kelowna," explained an RCMP release.

"It was reported that the man had a gun and was acting erratically. Both the victim and the suspect were still in the residence."

Officers established an area of containment around the area and, out of an abundance of caution, called in the SDERT to assist.

“Officers evacuated the surrounding residences and established contact with the suspect,” explained Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

“The suspect, a 28-year-old Kelowna man, was taken into custody without incident.”

The investigation is ongoing and the suspect remains in custody.

No further information will be released at this time.


(Original story: Sept. 23 @ 8:15 am) - The Kelowna RCMP is urging the public to avoid the area of Academy Way near UBC Okanagan due to an ongoing police incident.

Academy Way is currently closed between John Hindle Drive and Acadia Street and the length of the closure is currently unknown.

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“We are also asking the public not to post or talk about the movement of police officers in the area,” says Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

“This can create a risk to both our officers and the public.”

Police will release further details as soon as possible.

KelownaNow will update this story as that information becomes available.



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