(replica handgun, knives seized from suspect/VicPD)

A man has been arrested in Victoria after fleeing custody in the West Shore.

According to a statement on Friday, VicPD officers spotted the suspect at around 4 p.m. June 18 in the 400-block of Gorge Road East while conducting patrols.

They recognized him as someone who was wanted by West Shore RCMP and had fled from police in that detachment.

Upon searching him, VicPD officers found two knives and a replica handgun. All three items were seized.

The suspect was transported to West Shore RCMP and held in custody for morning court.