Unfolding situation on wharf of Kelowna waterfront
Just after 1:10 p.m. members of the Kelowna RCMP frontline responded to a report of a man allegedly waving around a hunting knife on the 200 block of Bernard Avenue, Kelowna. When police officers arrived, they located the man who isolated himself on the dock at the Kelowna waterfront marina. Police Officers diligently working to resolve the situation.
The RCMP Emergency Response Team, Crisis Negotiation Team and Kelowna Fire Department have been brought in to assist the Kelowna RCMP frontline with de-escalating the situation.
“Our number one priority is the safety of everyone involved including the public, the police officers and the man,” says Cpl. Meghan Foster of the Kelowna RCMP. “We are asking for citizens to avoid the area surrounding the marina until we can peacefully resolve the issue."