RCMP emergency response team called to Meadow Creek

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A Meadow Creek woman is under doctors’ care after an armed standoff in the North Kootenay Lake community on March 1.

Police in Kaslo say they received word on February 28 of written communication “alluding to potential future harm to individuals, such as lethal action and the taking of hostages.”

Police attended the residence, but say they were unable to locate the individual. The next day they returned, and found her.

“She appeared to be visibly distressed and refused to speak with police and began waving an edged weapon at the police and then barricaded herself inside her home,” says a police report.

After trying to talk to the woman failed, the RCMP emergency response team was called in.

“After all attempts to negotiate with her proved unsuccessful, ERT deployed tactics that caused the woman to safely exit the home,” the release states. There’s no word on what those tactics were.

An RCMP spokesperson says the woman was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to Kaslo’s hospital for treatment. There’s no indication charges will be laid in connection with the incident.

John Boivin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Valley Voice