Another standoff with police in Barriere

The Barriere RCMP Detachment report they have had another armed standoff with a Barriere resident.

The Barriere RCMP Detachment report they have had another armed standoff with a Barriere resident.

On Monday, Feb. 26,  an 18-year-old male was arrested by police after he was seen walking around the community brandishing a large kitchen knife.

Police negotiated with the male for approximately one and a half hours after which the male was taken into custody without any injury to those involved or the public.

The male is currently facing multiple charges and will be appearing in Kamloops Provincial Court.

No name has been released, and no explanation was given by police as to why the male was brandishing the knife, or if he was under the influence of alcohol or narcotics as of press time last week.

Jordan Leader, who was taken into police custody on Feb. 20, after a 29 hour armed standoff has appeared in court and been remanded into custody.

The standoff was the result of a domestic dispute and assault and Leader is facing charges of assault with a weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless use of a firearm, two counts of having unauthorized possession of a firearm, and breach of a court-ordered condition.