POLICE – Hold and secure put on three Valleyview schools after firearm report

A large police presence in Valleyview led to a brief hold and secure at three nearby schools earlier today (March 6, 2023).

Around 1:40 p.m., Kamloops RCMP officers responded to a motel on the 1900-block of the East Trans Canada Highway for a single, third-party report of a person who appeared to be pointing a firearm at another person.

One man was arrested and quickly released upon further investigation, which revealed he was the not the suspect.

“Responding officers conducted extensive patrols in the area and recommended nearby schools be placed in a brief hold and secure,” said Cpl. Crystal Evelyn.

“No one was located who matched the description of the suspect or the victim, the hold and secure was lifted, and the investigation is ongoing.”

Anyone who witnessed or has information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2023-7616.

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