Oliver RCMP set up a blockade on Tulameen St. off Okanagan St. Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. and assembled officers with guns drawn.
Police were attempting to locate an individual of interest in an unfolding incident in Oliver, spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said.
It’s not known what sparked the standoff on the residential road, but a witness told Global News said he believed the police were after a man locals call “Tommy Psycho”, who he said police have investigated for drug and theft offences.
The subject may be holed up in an RV, according to Oliver resident Dan Wigmore, who saw armed officers in fatigues approaching the police blockade.