Woman in possession of knife apprehended for uttering threats

West Kelowna

2021-12-29 19:41 PST

File # 2021-84415

West Kelowna RCMP officers apprehended a woman under the Mental Health Act for uttering threats.

At 10:00 a.m. on December 29th, 2021, West Kelowna RCMP officers responded reports of a woman in distress in the lobby of a hotel in the 3000-block of Carrington Road in West Kelowna.

When officers arrived on scene, they located a 61-year-old woman in possession of a knife. She had sustained self-inflicted knife wounds and she was threatening self-harm. The officers quickly de-escalated the situation and the woman was safely apprehended under the mental health act.

Thankfully our officers were able to bring this incident to a peaceful resolution and no innocent bystanders or employees were injured. said Cpl. Tammy Lobb.

The investigation is on-going and charges may be pending. Considering this incident relates to a person in distress, no further information will be provided.

Released by

Cpl. Tammy Lobb

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
1190 Richter Street
Office: 778-940-2430
Cell: 250-859-2065

Email: Kelowna_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Follow Us:

Date modified: