Friday, August 11, 2017

Victoria, BC – A man is in custody this morning after officers responded to a report that he had blocked the Galloping Goose Trail and brandished a knife at a cyclist who attempted to move the obstruction.

Officers were called to the Galloping Goose Trail near the area of Burnside Road at approximately 8:45 a.m. this morning. The caller reported that she had been cycling on the Galloping Goose Trail when she came across a log that appeared to have been purposely placed across the path. She got off her bike and began to remove the obstruction when the a man leaped from nearby bushes and confronted her, while brandishing a knife. The cyclist fled and called police. She was not physically injured.

A short time later officers located the suspect nearby and took him into custody. While our investigation into this incident is ongoing, the man arrested appears to resemble a suspect in a similar call earlier today in which Saanich Police are investigating reports of a similar male throwing rocks at passing cyclists.

If you have any information about this incident you are asked to call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.


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