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Victoria police and the Emergency Response Team cordoned off much of the 1000-block of Southgate Street Sunday evening while they investigated an unfolding incident.

A large police presence was observed in the area – Southgate Street between Vancouver and Cook Streets – as the road was blocked off for several hours.

According to a tweet by VicPD, they will not be revealing any details other than “one person was arrested and transported to hospital for treatment where that person remains.” They also stated that there were no injuries in the incident.

Online reports suggest that several homes in the area were evacuated while police searched for their suspect, and that the main building of interest was 1050 Southgate Street.

Sources also say that the suspect was known to the police and suffers from mental health issues.

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