A man was taken to hospital following a mental distress call on South Island Highway on Tuesday, July 28.
“Several” Campbell River RCMP officers were seen at a building in the area of the 50th parallel marker around 10 a.m., police confirmed in a news release later that day.
RCMP said a man reported to be in mental distress and had barricaded himself in a room while armed. There was a “brief stand-off” that ended with officers deploying a Taser.
The man was transported to hospital.