Oliver man arrested for assault

Oliver man arrested for assault

Osoyoos RCMP have investigated what has turned out to be a hoax that has alarmed residents. (File photo)

A 56-year-old Oliver man is facing charges of assault and uttering threats.

According to police, on the night of Feb. 5, someone reported that the suspect (Bradley Cairns) went to a residence where he allegedly assaulted and threatened the occupant.

Through the investigation it was determined that any attempt to arrest the individual may cause a significant risk to both public and officer safety. So on the evening of Feb. 7, an Emergency Response Team was deployed to the home of the suspect to assist in the execution of the arrest warrant.

Cairns was arrested at his home without any issue. Inside the home, police located three long rifles, two of which had spent casings in the chamber, according to RCMP.

Cairns has been charged with one count of uttering threats and one count of assault. He was scheduled to appear in court in Penticton today (Feb. 8).