Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Victoria, BC – A Victoria man faces recommended charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose after being arrested by Patrol officers early this morning.
Patrol officers were called to a multi-unit temporary housing facility in the 1900-block of Douglas Street just after midnight for a report that a man had pointed an assault rifle at someone. When officers arrived, they located the victim, who described the rifle as resembling an “AK-47”. The victim reported that the suspect had brandished the rifle in the building parking lot and had threatened him. The victim was not physically injured in the incident.
Patrol officers searched the area and evacuated a nearby group of people for their safety. Officers then located both the suspect and the rifle. The suspect was arrested without incident and transported to cells.
The rifle is a replica M4 carbine.
Officers are recommending charges including assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.