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Armed suspects nabbed after Silverton assault

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Four men remain in custody after an armed robbery and assault in Silverton on Sunday.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Slocan Lake and Nakusp RCMP members responded to a report of an armed robbery in Silverton involving two suspects with guns.

Two male subjects reportedly entered a Red Mountain Road residence pointing firearms and got into a physical altercation with two residents. One of the residents was stabbed and one of the suspects was also stabbed. Following the altercation, the two victims were able to flee the scene and the occurrence was reported to police.

The suspects departed the residence and their vehicle description was passed along to neighbouring detachments and the Nelson Police Department. Road checks were strategically set up and patrols of the area were made.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., Midway and South Okanagan RCMP stopped the suspect vehicle on Highway 3 near Bridesville. The  four male suspects were taken into custody without incident. A subsequent search of the suspect vehicle revealed a handgun and pellet gun.

All four males arrested reside in the Lower Mainland/ Vancouver area. The names of the suspects will not be released until charges are approved. The suspects ages vary between 22 and 62 years of age.

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