File: 20-3064

Victoria, BC – A Victoria man is in custody after being arrested in an incident involving an animal in Victoria’s Oaklands neighbourhood today.

Patrol officers were called to a multi-unit residential building in the 1300-block of Hillside Avenue at approximately 4 p.m. for a report of an incident between a man and a dog. When officers arrived, they discovered that the man had fled the scene and had gone into a suite in the building. Officers discovered the dog deceased.

Patrol officers, as well as Saanich Police Department K9 and VicPD K9 officers responded to the scene.

The man refused to leave the suite and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), including Crisis Negotiators, were deployed. Residents of neighbouring suites were evacuated out of an abundance of caution. Attempts were made to negotiate with the man, but he was not cooperative.

Just before 7 p.m. the man exited the suite, but refused to comply with officers’ directions. ARWEN less-lethal projectiles were deployed and the man was then taken into custody without further incident. He was transported to hospital by B.C. Emergency Health Services paramedics and Patrol officers for evaluation.

No charges have been sworn as this file is in the early stages of investigation.

If you have information about this file and have not yet spoken to officers, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654.