RCMP cruiser blocking Hollywood Rd. South, Jan. 1, 2018. - Image: Kevin Parnell

UPDATE: Distraught man taken to hospital

Kelowna RCMP say one man has been taken to hospital for assessment

Update: 5:49 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP safely apprehended a distraught male Monday afternoon after being called to an apartment building near the corner of Highway 33 and Hollywood Road.

Police say they closed a portion of Hollywood Road South just prior to 1 p.m. after being made aware of an apparent distraught man inside an apartment.

“RCMP chose to temporarily close a portion of Hollywood Road South was closed to allow officers to further assess the situation. RCMP managed to make contact with the individual who was cooperative and apprehended by police without any incident,” stated RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

The man has since been transported to hospital for a full assessment.

UPDATE: 3:47 p.m.

RCMP have moved on from a Kelowna apartment building, after several police cars descended on the scene earlier today.

Police have not officially commented on what was happening at the complex, however reports indicate there was a man in distress at the scene.

Original:

There is a heavy RCMP presence at an apartment complex on Hollywood Road near Highway 33 in Kelowna.

There are five RCMP units in the parking lot of an apartment building on Hollywood Road South, while another unit is parked in the middle of the road.

Traffic is moving through the road however residents are not being allowed to enter the building.

One resident said they don’t know what is happening but are not being allowed to return to the building.

The Capital News has contacted RCMP to ask for more details and we will update this story as more information becomes available.

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