Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 

File: 24-8742 

Victoria, BC – Officers from the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) and VicPD Patrol arrested a suspect from a reported stabbing last night. 

On March 12, at approximately 9:30 pm, officers responded to a report of a stabbing at a multi-unit residential building in the 200-block of Michigan Street. Officers located the victim outside the unit and transported them to hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

The suspect refused to exit the residence and barricaded themselves inside the suite. Officers proceeded to secure the area and advised neighbours to shelter in place. 

Members of GVERT, including trained Crisis Negotiators, attended the scene and worked to resolve the incident peacefully for several hours. However, extensive efforts to communicate with the suspect and de-escalate the situation had minimal success.  

At approximately 6:00 am this morning, a Warrant to enter the property was granted by a Judicial Justice. GVERT members breached the door to the residence and arrested the suspect without incident. 

The suspect remains in custody. 

This investigation is ongoing and further details are not available at this time.  


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