2 suspects in custody after weapons assault in Kamloops: police

Police in Kamloops say two people have been arrested in connection to a weapons assault on Wednesday.

Kamloops RCMP says it responded to reports of a suspect fleeing a scene after assaulting and threatening a person with what looked like a firearm. The incident occurred near the intersection of Parkcrest Avenue and Holt Street around 12:30 p.m., police say.

“The primary suspect was known by police to have a history of violence and was wanted on an unendorsed warrant related to a previous robbery in Kamloops,” said Superintendent Jeff Pelley of the Kamloops RCMP.

“Thanks to a quick and strategic multi-unit response, officers were able to locate and arrest two suspects — both of which are known to police to be associated with criminal activity — and safely take them into custody, with reduced risk to the general public and officers involved.”

Police say both suspects are in custody while the investigation remains in its early stages and a charge recommendation is anticipated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police as soon as possible at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2024-5974.

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