Date: Monday, April 12, 2021

File: 21-13754

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man and seized a replica firearm after a report of a person with a gun at a multi-unit temporary housing facility yesterday.

At 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 11th, Patrol officers responded to a report of a man with a firearm in a suite at a multi-unit temporary housing location in the 100-block of Gorge Road East. Officers attended and located the suspect in the parking lot, attempting to leave the area. Officers arrested the man, and subsequently located a replica firearm in a suite at that location.

A photograph of the replica firearm is below.

The man was the subject of conditions of a release order not to attend the multi-unit temporary housing facility, stemming from an assault file. Officers arrested the man for breaching a release order. Officers transported the man to VicPD cells where he was held in custody.

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