Cranbrook RCMP are shedding light on Tuesday’s commotion along the highway near the SPCA.
Sgt. Hector Lee says they were called about a man who was wearing camo and walking down the highway carrying a rifle.
The complaint drew a swift response from police and the highway was blocked.
It turns out the man was returning from hunting and his vehicle broke down.
He had set out to meet his friend for help and took the rifle with him as he didn’t want to leave it unsecure in his vehicle.
The highway was reopened shortly after.