Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020

File: 20-36384

One Arrested After Mischief, Assault With A Weapon

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man this morning after he broke two large glass doors to a multi-unit residential building and threatened occupants of the building with a hammer.

Shortly before 7 a.m. this morning, Patrol officers were called to the 700-block of Herald Street to check on the well-being of a man. A woman reported that a man was acting in a paranoid manner on the street, indicated that people were trying to harm him.  The man’s behaviour escalated and the woman moved to a safe location within the lobby of a nearby multi-unit residential building.

Building staff locked the glass doors to the building out of concern for their safety. The man then brandished a hammer and smashed through the two large glass doors to gain entry into the building. The man chased after three women who ran from the lobby.

Patrol officers attended immediately and arrested the man. The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the glass and was transported to hospital for treatment and a mental health assessment under Section 28 of the Mental Health Act. The man remains in hospital. The victims were not physically injured.

This file remains under investigation. Recommended charges of mischief over $5,000 and assault with a weapon are under consideration.