HomeCrimeTwo arrested in Kamloops during a suspected weapons call

Two arrested in Kamloops during a suspected weapons call

A report involving a man with a firearm led to a large police presence downtown Tuesday.

On May 31, around 12:15 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to the foot bridge near Columbia and Battle streets, where a man was allegedly riding a bike with what appeared to be a handgun sticking out of a backpack.

Based on the descriptions provided, police located the bike and two people nearby, and conducted a high-risk takedown due to the possible presence of a firearm, said Constable Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson. The two men were safely taken into custody without incident.

The first suspect, a male known to police, was found to be breaching his release conditions and in possession of a knife. From the second suspect, police seized bear spray, a mask, knives, and suspected illegal drugs. Two backpacks were also located nearby, one of which contained a realistic looking pellet pistol and other weapons.

Both suspects were lodged in cells and released once sober, pending the investigation’s conclusion and any subsequent charge recommendations.


We’re asking readers, like you, to make a contribution in support of BC Rise's fact-based, independent reporting.

Unlike the mainstream media, BC Rise isn’t getting a government bailout and fully independent. Instead, we depend on friendly support of Canadians like you.

A media outlet cannot remain neutral and fair if they have special beneficiaries or government handouts.

This is why independent media in Canada is more important than ever. If you’re able, please make a donation to BC Rise today. Thank you so much.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular