Motorist reported seeing young man with a rifle

RCMP closes highway, contain area, find boy pointing stick

  • Mar. 12, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Shortly before 10 a.m. on March 9, a motorist travelling south on Highway 97 just outside 100 Mile House reported a young male walking on the side of the road and pointing what was believed to be a rifle towards the highway.

Several patrol units from 100 Mile House RCMP responded to the complaint and set up containment in the area of the Marmot Ridge Golf Course. Highway 97 was also closed for a period of time while officers searched for the young male.

Further information was provided, which led police to the 7-Eleven in 100 Mile House where the young male and his guardian were located.

Investigators were able to confirm that there was no firearm involved in this incident and the young boy had been pointing a stick.

Once there was no further public safety concern, the highway and surrounding area were re-opened.

No charges are being contemplated at this time.