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RCMP respond to woman waving knife in West Kelowna hotel lobby

Officers say the incident was brought to a peaceful solution
West Kelowna RCMP responded to a woman waving a knife in a hotel lobby on Wednesday morning (Dec. 29) (Black Press Media file)

West Kelowna RCMP officers apprehended a woman under the Mental Health Act after reports of her waving a knife in a hotel lobby Wednesday morning.

Around 10 a.m., officers arrived, locating a 61-year-old woman in possession of a knife in a hotel on Carrington Road. She had sustained self-inflicted knife wounds., said police.

RCMP say the woman was threatening self-harm before officers de-escalated the situation and safely apprehended her under the mental health act.

“Thankfully our officers were able to bring this incident to a peaceful resolution and no innocent bystanders or employees were injured,” said Cpl. Tammy Lobb in a statement.

West Kelowna RCMP said charges of uttering threats may be pending.

“Considering this incident relates to a person in distress, no further information will be provided,” the statement concluded.

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