Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021

File: 21-6599

Victoria, BC – A man was disarmed at gunpoint by officers assigned to a special duty to assist City of Victoria Bylaw officers this morning after he allegedly threatened them with a shovel.

Just before 9 a.m. this morning the special duty officers were notified of a report that City of Victoria Bylaw officers had been confronted by a man wielding a shovel in the area of Cecelia Ravine Park, near the 400-block of Cecelia Road. The Bylaw officers retreated to a safe location and awaited police arrival.

When the special duty officers arrived, the man confronted them wielding the shovel. He initially did not comply with officers’ directions, which caused one officer to draw their service pistol and another to display a conductive energy device (CED). The man then dropped the shovel and retreated to a nearby tent. Officers followed him to the tent where he was arrested without further incident. No one was physically injured.

This incident remains under investigation. If you have information about this incident and haven’t spoke to officers, please call our Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.