Campbell River homeowner comes home to man with a gun in his house

Campbell River homeowner comes home to man with a gun in his house

(Courtesy: Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

Police said no one was injured after a homeowner was confronted with a gun at his home on Thursday morning.

According to Campbell River RCMP, a homeowner returned to his home on Peterson Road in Campbell River Thursday morning at around 11 a.m. to find items thrown around in his living room. Police said when the homeowner heard a noise, he called out. A man stepped out and allegedly confronted him with a gun.

Police responded by closing Petersen Road and containing the home. They asked nearby residents to stay indoors.

A police service dog was also dispatched along with a drone.

When the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team and a negotiator arrived on the scene, they arrested a 24-year-old male.

He has been charged with break and enter and pointing a firearm. His name has not been released.

Nobody was injured and no shots were fired.

“At no time was the public in danger,” said Cpl. Ron Vlooswyk of the Campbell River RCMP in a release.

“Appropriate precautions were taken to ensure everyone’s safety and we appreciate the understanding and patient residents of the Petersen Road area during this incident.”

Police seized two rifles from the scene.

The suspect, who police say has no known fixed address, is expected to appear in court Friday morning.

The investigation, which is ongoing, will be done by members of the Major Crime Unit.

Campbell River RCMP are also to reminding gun owners to make sure their firearms are locked and ammunition is stored separately at all times.

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