Date: Friday, April 30th, 2021
File: 21-16690

Victoria, BC – A man was arrested by Patrol officers this morning after he chased two security guards while armed with a knife.

Patrol officers flooded the area near a multi-unit residential temporary housing facility in the 3000-block of Blanshard Street just after 10 a.m. this morning after a security guard called 911 to report he was being chased by a man wielding a knife.

The security guard and his partner reported that they had discovered the man outside the building and asked him to leave. The man responded by brandishing a knife. He then chased both guards while wielding the knife. One of the guards called 911 while being chased by the armed man. Neither of the security guards was physically injured.

Patrol officers located the man nearby a short time later. He was taken into custody without incident. Officers siezed a knife while searching the man.

The man was held for court and faces charges related to assault with a weapon and breaches of court-ordered conditions not to possess knives.

If you have information about this incident and have yet to speak with officers, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. Please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to report what you know anonymously.