Cpl. Dan Moskaluk of the Southeast District RCMP said Clearwater and Kamloops RCMP received a report at about 6:30 p.m. that a male hitchhiker was holding a commercial truck driver at gunpoint after being picked up near Avola.
The truck continued southbound and eventually was located and disabled by police near the highway weigh scales at Kamloops with the driver able to exit the vehicle unharmed. The suspect was eventually taken into custody without incident mid evening.
The incident required a temporary road closure at the weigh scale area.