Charges anticipated in Vernon standoff

A man allegedly responsible for a standoff with Vernon RCMP Friday has been released from custody

A man allegedly responsible for a standoff with Vernon RCMP Friday has been released from custody.

A 70-year-old man was arrested peacefully Friday at 6:30 a.m. after a nearly six-hour standoff with police at a four-plex on Old Kamloops Road.

He was released from custody Friday night.

“He is expected to face charges of uttering threats and possibly more charges,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Police received complaints from occupants of a multi-housing unit about a resident at 1 a.m.

Molendyk said it appears the man was upset with neighbours over loud music.

The man, who police described as distraught, barricaded himself inside the house.

A firearm was found in the residence when police conducted a search.

Old Kamloops Road was closed to through traffic during the incident because of police concerns for public safety.