RCMP respond to unfolding incident on the Canada US Border

Elk Valley, B.C.

2021-04-20 12:21 PDT

Additional RCMP resources have been deployed into the Elk Valley region for a situation unfolding in the United States, involving an individual authorities believe has crossed the border illegally.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is closely monitoring a situation involving a possible distraught man, on foot just across the border, inside the United States of American. RCMP is in contact with its American counterparts and is positioning to assume control of the situation should the individual cross the international border into Canada.

Information is very limited at this time. However, police believe the man may be in possession of a firearm or other weapons and therefore are treating this situation as a high risk incident.

The RCMP does not believe there is any risk to the public at this time.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Elk Valley RCMP at 250-425-6233.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-491-2381

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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