Date: Monday, May 3, 2021

File: 21-16870

Victoria, BC – Officers are seeking additional witnesses and information after responding to a report of a man confronting another man with a knife in Beacon Hill Park on Saturday afternoon.

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 1st, Patrol officers were called to the washroom area near the playground in Beacon Hill Park for a report of a man brandishing a knife toward another man. Officers attended and learned that the suspect allegedly brandished a knife toward the victim, who was with his family at the time, which included a child in a stroller. The family reportedly ran away from the man and called police. No one was injured in the incident.

Several officers attended and located the suspect nearby. He was arrested without incident and transported to VicPD cells where he was held in custody.

Officers searched the suspect and located evidence of drug trafficking. A separate investigation into possession for the purpose of trafficking is ongoing.

The man faces recommended charges of assault with a weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon, and breaching a release order.

This file remains under investigation.

If you have information about this incident and have not spoken to officers, 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.