Man armed with knife taken down by Mounties in downtown Kamloops

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Kamloops Mounties responded with guns drawn as they were called to help Canadian Pacific police officers deal with a man armed with a knife.

The takedown and arrest occurred at about noon on Thursday (Oct. 7) on Victoria Street West in downtown Kamloops, near Tru Market Auto Sales.

Const. Crystal Evelyn said a Kamloops man was taken into custody and the investigation continues.

Tru Market Auto Sales owner Reid Hamer-Jackson said he was “in the line of fire” and went to hide behind a vehicle when the incident occurred.

He said he noticed three or four people around the back of his building at about noon, including CP police officers.

Hamer-Jackson said he then went back to the front of the building when he noticed officers with guns drawn trying to stop a suspect from walking away.

Hamer-Jackson said the suspect turned toward one of the officers and threw something at one of them before a blue SUV and several other police vehicles converged on the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information or video related to it is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file number 2021-35412.

Michael Potestio, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Kamloops This Week

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