Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

File: 21-12120

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man yesterday after a report that he uttered threats toward staff at a local business while armed with a knife.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. yesterday, Patrol officers were called to a business in the 1200-block of Douglas Street for a report that a man was armed with a knife and threatening staff.

Officers attended and located the suspect leaving the scene, near the intersection of Douglas and Yates streets. The man refused to comply with police direction and the officers deployed a less-lethal bean bag shotgun round to take the man into custody. Officers arrested the man without further incident. Officers searched the man and seized a knife.

The suspect was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the arrest. After evaluation, the man was held in hospital under the Mental Health Act.

The man faces recommended charges of uttering threats and causing a disturbance.

This file remains under investigation.

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