One man was taken into custody and then hospitalized after a mental health incident early Thursday morning.
Victoria Police were called for assistance at around 3:45 a.m. this morning to the 1200-block of Dallas Road.
The man who called in reported that he was in his vehicle and had armed himself against other people who were also in the vehicle and were attempting to hurt him.
When police arrived, they found that the man was alone in his vehicle, had a knife, and was experiencing a mental health crisis.
Officers then used their vehicles to contain the man’s vehicle and used de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques to try and coax the man into putting down his knife and coming out of his vehicle.
According to police, over the course of two hours, the man proceeded to damage his vehicle, stabbing seats and at one point breaking a window and causing himself non-life-threatening injuries.
At 5:30 a.m., he dropped his knife and exited the vehicle after which he was taken into custody and transported to hospital.
VicPD spokesperson Bowen Osoko says no charges are anticipated in this incident.