Teenager Tasered following standoff in Sahali
Police used a Taser to subdue a Kamloops teen who had allegedly threatened to shoot his mother before holing up inside his Sahali home on Tuesday, Oct. 23, triggering a standoff with police.
The incident began at about 6 p.m. in a townhouse in the 1400-block of Springhill Drive, when Mounties were called to a reported dispute between a 16-year-old boy and his mom.
Kamloops RCMP Const. Bernie Ward said the teen told his mother he had a gun and threatened to use the weapon on her and himself.
For an hour, traffic on Springhill Drive was shut down as police attempted to determine if the boy had access to firearms.
When officers entered the home at about 7 p.m., Ward said, the teen was wielding a wooden board.
"It presented itself [as a weapon] to the point where the members used the Taser," Ward said.
The boy was held at Royal Inland Hospital for a psychiatric assessment.
Ward said criminal charges are likely, given the serious nature of the alleged threats.
"At this point, I'm not going to get into what kind of charges could come," he said.
"The first this is threats, obviously, but there's going to be more investigation here."
No firearms were found inside the home.