Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020

File: 20-39312

Victoria, BC – A man was taken into custody after an assault and criminal barricade last night.

Patrol officers were called to a multi-unit residential building in the 1000-block of Esquimalt Road just before 7 p.m. for a report that a person had been assaulted. When officers arrived, they located the victim suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was treated and transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services paramedics. Officers learned that the suspect was in a unit in the building and moved to arrest him. At that time the suspect refused to leave the unit and began barricading himself inside.

Officers blocked off Esquimalt Road as they worked to resolve the incident safely.

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team along with their Crisis Negotiators responded, as well as additional officers, including VicPD K9. Just before 10 p.m., negotiations were successful and the man was taken into custody. He was held for morning court.

This incident remains under investigation.

If you have information about this incident and have not yet spoken to officers, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654 and select extension 1 for our Report Desk. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.