Police respond to report of armed intruders

Candle Road blocked off, 23-year-old man detained by RCMP

No charges are being considered in a bizarre incident that required urgent police attention because of reports of armed men encircling a residence near Hawkins Lake on Feb. 9.

100 Mile House RCMP received a report from a 23-year-old man that multiple suspects with firearms were surrounding his residence and targeting him at his property.

RCMP dispatch gathered further information from the complainant who was on the phone, while local RCMP members and a police dog handler from Williams Lake responded to the scene.

Candle Road was blocked off and two residences were contained by police, whose investigation verified none of these reported events had occurred.

The complainant was detained and taken to 100 Mile District General Hospital for a medical assessment.