Merville man involved in standoff with RCMP

Police believe individual was armed after he threatened to harm himself and others

The Comox Valley RCMP along with the assistance of the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team were able to take a 50-year-old Merville man into custody after threats of a possible firearm being involved.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 8, the Comox Valley RCMP received a report of a man threatening to hurt himself as well as others.  Reference was also made to the possibility of a firearm being involved.

The RCMP’s general duty members received assistance from the Emergency Response Team.  Just before 9 a.m. one man was taken into custody without injury.  The 50-year-old Merville man is facing the possibility of charges which are yet to be determined as this investigation continues.