Two kidnapping and robbery crimes are not believed to be connected: VicPD
(Victoria Police Department)

A man was taken into custody after he was found armed with a knife in Esquimalt Saturday night.

Victoria Police were called to the 600-block of Constance Avenue just before 11 p.m. for reports of a man in a vehicle who was armed with a knife and causing a disturbance.

With the assistance of Integrated Mobile Crisis Response Team (IMCRT), Esquimalt Division Patrol officers were able to identify the man, and he and his vehicle were stopped a short distance away.

He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the hospital for evaluation. No injuries have been reported.

The investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending.

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