Trouble at Binche – False alarm could lead to mischief charge

Fort St. James RCMP responded to a complaint at 12:30 a.m. on June 17 of a suicidal male barricaded in his home with a firearm.

Fort St. James RCMP responded to a complaint at 12:30 a.m. on June 17 of a suicidal male barricaded in his home with a firearm.

The caller reported a man with a rifle in a suicidal state had closed up his home on the Binche Reserve.

RCMP attended the scene and evacuated the nearby residences while they waited for two Emergency Response Team members and the Police Dog Service, both out of Prince George, to attend the scene.

RCMP then began to get suspicious when the complainant could not be located, but they followed procedure and when they did not get any response from the occupant of the home, they entered the residence.

RCMP then arrested the male occupant of the home, but upon further investigation, they learned the caller who initially reported the incident may have been using the RCMP to retaliate in a feud with the resident of the house police had entered.

The RCMP are continuing their investigation and will be recommending charges be laid against the caller for public mischief.