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Arrests and flash bangs as Kelowna police standoff continues into the night

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Arrests and flash bangs as Kelowna police standoff continues into the night

UPDATE: 7p.m.

An ongoing police standoff that started at 10 a.m. on Dec. 29 has resulted in at the very least one arrest, reported Kelowna RCMP.

Cpl. Mike Della-Paolera said that while the Crisis Reaction Team (ERT) was encompassing the residence at 1075 Cactus Highway they acquired threats from a resident who lived two doorways down.

At 3:30 p.m. ERT officers closed streets in the surrounding location and arrested the male who experienced threatened police. Della-Paolera claimed that the male experienced warrants out for his arrest, but his locale was not acknowledged till he started threatening the officers at the scene and a history look at was carried out. Street closures relating to the threats have been lifted.

The ERT has been working with a megaphone and flash bangs extract the inhabitants of 1075 Cactus Rd. out of the property. They requested the citizens to exit the backdoor of the property solitary file.

“Come out with your arms up, we know you are in the basement.”

It is believed that a single person exited the property at 12:30 p.m. and was positioned under arrest. It is unclear how many persons continue to be in the house. Neighbours stated that police have been named to the home on several occasions.

Flash bangs have been utilised throughout the working day.

A Tactical Armoured Automobile (TAV) equipped with a battering ram, drones and canine models carry on to surround the property on Cactus Road.

A lot more to arrive.

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UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.

A automobile was towed from the scene guiding the police blockade on Cactus Road.

An Emergency Reaction automobile with a battering ram is stationed in front of the concentrate on property at 1075 Cactus Street.

Springfield Street at Neptune Highway to Hollywood South has been reopened. Closures continue on all over the 1000 Block of Cactus Rd.

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UPDATE: 3:30 p.m.

Threats have been manufactured from the RCMP from another person in a neighbouring dwelling on Cactus Street, the place a law enforcement standoff is getting area.

Cpl. Mike Della-Paolera said someone in a neighbouring home was angered about the law enforcement presence in the place and allegedly threatened officers on scene.

Law enforcement have now surrounded this next house as properly as the original home at 1075 Cactus.

Due to the evolving predicament RCMP expanded the road closures in the space for about 20 minutes.

Springfield Road was shut from Neptune Street to Hollywood Highway South, but has considering that reopened. Police carry on to talk to men and women to continue to be out of the spot, specially soon after a looky-bathroom drove down Cactus Highway to verify out the incident and pretty much collided with a police car or truck.

Officers had been found escorting two people today with a small kid out of a different neighbouring dwelling, for explanations unidentified.

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m.

Threats have been manufactured versus the RCMP from another person in a neighbouring home on Cactus Highway, the place a law enforcement standoff is getting place.

Cpl. Mike Della-Pallora stated anyone in a neighbouring residence was angered more than the law enforcement existence in the area and allegedly threatened officers on scene.

Police have now surrounded this next dwelling as effectively as the original home at 1075 Cactus.

Because of to the evolving problem RCMP have expanded the road closures in the location.

Springfield Highway has now been closed from Neptune Road to Hollywood Road South. Police keep on to inquire people to stay out of the region, especially after a looky-loo drove down Cactus Highway to examine out the incident and virtually collided with a police car or truck.

Officers ended up scene escorting two people with a little child out of another neighbouring house, for causes unfamiliar.

UPDATE: 1 p.m.

The law enforcement standoff on Cactus Street enters its fourth hour with a single arrest and numerous flash bangs remaining heard in the location.

There are reportedly various persons nevertheless inside of the home.

Two police canine models and an RCMP drone are on the scene

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UPDATE: 12:30 p.m.

1 man has been arrested from the home surrounded by law enforcement in Cactus Highway.

Officers instructed the guy to appear out with his palms up and get on the floor.

Law enforcement continue to be in situation with guns pointed at the residence.

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UPDATE: 12:00 p.m.

A person Cactus Street resident was denied obtain to his household because of to a police incident. The male experienced been absent from his dwelling earlier in the day and officers explained to him he could not return at this time.

RCMP are expanding their blockade asking reporters and neighbours to back again up from the spot.

A single neighbour mentioned police have attended the residence just before and that the residence is viewed as a issue for people who are living on the avenue.

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UPDATE: 11:35 a.m.

Additional tactical officers have arrived on the scene of a property in Rutland.

Law enforcement say there is cause to believe that firearms are inside the residence on Cactus Street.

RCMP were being read indicating, “come out with your fingers up, we know you’re in the basement.”

Officers explained to Funds Information there is at minimum one person of worry in the household, it’s unclear if there are other people.

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UPDATE: 10:50 a.m.

RCMP have surrounded a property on Cactus Highway and say there is an unique of problem inside of.

It’s unclear if there are many others within the home.

Cactus is closed at Jasmine Street and Monterey Highway.

A flash-bang was heard in the location. No other homes show up to be afflicted.

Several law enforcement and an ambulance are outside the house the household.

Law enforcement have been on scene for about 45 minutes striving to communicate with the particular person with a loudspeaker.

Far more to appear.

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Kelowna RCMP is responding to an incident in the 1000 block of Cactus Highway.

Website traffic is blocked on Cactus Street between Jasmine Street and Monterey Road. Police are asking folks to remain out of the place as this is an unfolding incident.

Cash News has a reporter on the way to the scene and will have further information as it gets available.

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