Brandon Bartlett
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UPDATE: One man has been arrested after a several hour standoff on Richmond Avenue.

VicPD officers were called to the 1700-block of Richmond Avenue just after 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning after a serious assault.

The victim was able to flee the residence and the lone suspect refused to leave the apartment.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiators attended the scene.

The victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Just after 11:00 a.m., the man was safely taken into custody.

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The Emergency Response Team and Victoria Police have a building surrounded near Royal Jubilee Hospital due to an ongoing police incident.

Traffic is currently closed in the 1700-block of Richmond Avenue.

In a Tweet posted at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, VicPD said the Greater Victoria Emergency Response team has been activated out of an abundance of caution as they work to arrest a man.

No other details have been released.

More to come.