Police investigating weapons report in Valleyview

Kamloops City

2023-03-06 15:06 PST

File # 2023-7616

A large police presence in Valleyview led to a brief hold and secure at three nearby schools earlier this afternoon.

Around 1:40 p.m., on March 6, 2023, Kamloops RCMP Detachment frontline officers responded to a motel on the 1900-block of the East Trans Canada Highway for a single, third-party report of a person who appeared to be pointing a firearm at another person. One man was arrested and quickly released upon further investigation, which revealed he was the not the suspect.

Responding officers conducted extensive patrols in the area and recommended nearby schools be placed in a brief hold and secure, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson. No one was located who matched the description of the suspect or the victim, the hold and secure was lifted, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed or has information related to this investigation is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2023-7616.

Released by:

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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