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January 27, 2021, 9:07 am

Emergency Situation Prompts Temporary Closure of Rossland City Hall

City of Rossland
ROSSLAND - The RCMP have arrested a man, armed with a bow and arrow, who allegedly pushed his way past staff inside the Rossland City Hall  through a back door to the facility, prior to the facility opening to the general public on January 26th. The suspect refused to leave and proceeded to lock himself in an office inside the civic building.

The suspect has been identified by police as a 24-year-old Rossland man. With the use of crisis de-escalation tactics that man was taken into police custody without further incident. He remains in police custody at this time.

“Although the suspect was armed with what is being considered a weapon, no one was injured during the incident,” stated Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Trail RCMP are continuing to investigate the full circumstances surrounding the event.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to the police, is asked to contact the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment at 250-364-2566.

Due to the severity of this situation, City Hall will remain closed until the end of the week. Most City services can be accessed online, and City Staff is available by phone at (250) 362-7396 or by email (found at www.rossland.ca under quick links). If you require attendance at City Hall, please contact City Hall to make arrangements.


For more information contact:

Mayor Kathy Moore
mayor@rossland.ca
(250) 521-1500


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