Members of the Williams Lake RCMP responded to an incident Wednesday morning in the 150 Mile House area following a report of a man in medical distress. The CRD transfer station was closed intermittently as police dealt with the situation. Angie Mindus photo

Update: Williams Lake RCMP clear the scene at 150 Mile House incident

Staff Sgt. Del Byron reports peaceful end to call of man in distress

Update:

11:47 a.m.

Williams Lake RCMP are reporting a peaceful end to a difficult situation Wednesday morning involving a man threatening self harm.

Staff. Sgt Del Byron said police were called to the scene at 8:48 a.m. after a they received a report of a person who had threatened potential self harm to a family member and then fled into the bushes near a residence.

Byron said several members responded, including the Police Dog Services. The man was located at approximately 10:45 a.m. and taken to hospital.

The incident is not considered a criminal matter, he said.

Update:

10:45 a.m.

The 150 Mile elementary school is not impacted by the ongoing police investigation which appears to be focused on Ferguson Road.

Currently the transfer station, located on the Horsefly/Likely Road, is closed to the public. Traffic on the road is not impacted.

9:53 a.m.

Police are remaining tight-lipped regarding a heavy police presence in the 150 Mile House area Wednesday morning.

Motorists have reported to the Tribune seeing nine police cars rushing south on Highway 97 at about 9:30 a.m.

The Tribune is following this story and will share more details as we have it.

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