UPDATE: Incident in Wasa resolved peacefully, say Kimberley RCMP

Police say incident is contained to one residence

Kimberley RCMP are reporting that the incident that began in Wasa has been resolved peacefully.

Shortly after 11:40 p.m. last night, Kimberley RCMP was called to a mobile home park, located in the 6000-block of Highway 93/95 in Wasa for reports of a distraught 45-year-old-man, believed to be armed and alone inside his unit.

Kimberley Detachment Commander Sgt. Chris Newel says that Kimberley RCMP frontline officers established an area of containment around the man’s home and called for the support of the Southeast District Emergency Response Team (SED ERT) and Crisis Negotiators. The Southeast District Containment Team was also activated and responded to the scene, where they maintained containment of the home overnight and throughout the day.

At approximately 3:30 this afternoon (February 5, 2020) the man left the home and surrendered to police.

“Kimberley RCMP wish to thank all those who were directly affected by the incident for their patience, understanding and full cooperation,” Newel said.

Kimberley RCMP are responding to an incident in Wasa, and residents are being advised that they can expect to see an increased police presence in the community, as the incident is still unfolding.

The incident began in the late evening hours of Tuesday, February 4, 2020 when the Kimberley RCMP received a complaint.

“The incident is developing at this time, and police have contained a single residence,” said Kimberley RCMP Detachment Commander Chris Newel. “RCMP is asking the general public to avoid the Wasa area until such time as the situation is resolved.”

RCMP ask that media and social media users refrain from publicizing the physical location of the officers.

The RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team (ERT) and specially trained negotiators have been called to the scene to assist.

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