Rutland Standoff Ends Peacefully

Kelowna RCMP had a busy New Year, responding to 60 calls for service and taking 20 people into police custody for various offences on Sunday night.

Officers also responded a call on January 1st from man seemingly in distress in a Rutland apartment building near Hollywood Road and Highway 33.

Surrounding roads were briefly shut down to allow police to secure the scene. At one point, police rifles were drawn, until the situation was defused when police were able to communicate with the suspect, who was cooperative.

The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital for a full medical evaluation.