Officer shot, man arrested after standoff near Argenta

The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries

One RCMP officer has been shot and a man arrested at a remote cabin in Argenta.

Kaslo RCMP said a lengthy standoff that began Thursday evening ended Friday afternoon with a 28-year-old man taken into custody without incident.

The injured officer, who has not been identified, has been hospitalized with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

While we always hope that situations such as this come to a swift and safe resolution, we are thankful that our officer is expected to fully recover and no one else has been injured, said Chief Supt. Brad Haugli of the Southeast District RCMP in a statement.

Police attended a rural property at about 7 p.m. Thursday to execute arrest warrants on an individual known to them.

When confronted, the man fled from officers and retreated inside a nearby cabin. The man then allegedly fired shots, which injured the officer.

That began a long exchange between the suspect and RCMP crisis negotiators, which ended with the man in custody.

The man has not been identified and charges have not been laid. It’s not clear why police had a warrant for his arrest.

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