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Suicidal man shoots self after stand-off with Whistler RCMP

Whistler RCMP continue to investigate situation


A suicidal 41-year-old Abbotsford man has shot himself after a stand-off with Whistler RCMP and members of an emergency response team.

He has been transported to the Whistler Health Care Centre. His injury is not believed to be life-threatening.

Whistler RCMP is continuing to investigate the incident, which resulted in an armed standoff Saturday evening.

"At approximately 1500hrs, Whistler RCMP received a call of a suicidal male from the lower mainland who was on his way to Whistler," said Sgt. Rob Knapton of the Whistler RCMP in an email.

"Whistler officers were able to locate the vehicle at the south end of town and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle continued into the Whistler village where it stopped in Day Lot #3. The driver of the vehicle was observed exiting the vehicle with a handgun and continuing on foot into the dirt bike park where (the RCMP was) able to contain him."

The lower mainland emergency response team was dispatched to the scene along with the conflict negotiation team to attempt to negotiate a peaceful end to the incident earlier in the evening.

"Unfortunately, despite our efforts the male suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound," said Knapton.

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