Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

File:   20-42219, 20-42220

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers responded to two simultaneous calls for men armed with knives this afternoon.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. Patrol officers were called to Centennial Square for a report of a man armed with a knife. As Patrol officers responded to this call, E-Comm-911 call takers received a series of calls about a second, unrelated incident involving a man with a knife chasing a another man in the 500-block of Ellice Street in Victoria’s Rock Bay neighbourhood. Additional Patrol and VicPD K9 officers responded to this second call.

A man was taken into custody in the Rock Bay call for breaching conditions. A victim was located  and appeared to not have been physically injured. This victim was not cooperative with officers. This incident is still under investigation.

Officers continue to search for the man in the Centennial Square call and the incident remains under investigation.

If you have information about either of these incidents and have not yet spoken with officers, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, and select option 1 for the Report Desk. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.