Paul's Motor Inn VicPD
(Victoria Buzz)

UPDATE

VicPD have arrested one man after a standoff that lasted over two hours at Paul’s Motor Inn Friday morning.

Police were called to the 1900-block of Douglas Street just before 8:20 a.m. for a report about a man discharging a firearm.

Officers located the suspect in a unit inside the hotel and found evidence of a weapon discharge.

A K9 unit and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) responded.

Officers evacuated nearby suites and closed Chatham Street to all traffic.

Crisis negotiators were able to communicate with the man and tried to convince him to surrender to police for over two hours.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., the man tried to flee and was subdued with non-lethal rounds.

The man was arrested and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

VicPD are still investigating and have not yet released information on potential charges or the firearm used in the incident.

Earlier

VicPD have blocked Chatham Street outside Paul’s Motor Inn as they respond to a report of a man with a firearm around 9:00 a.m. Friday morning.

Several officers are on scene and police have tweeted that they are asking people to avoid the area.

Police are also advising that traffic will be affected on Douglas St. and the nearby area.

There are no known injuries at this time.

Paul’s Motor Inn was purchased by the B.C. Government in June to house unsheltered people in the city.

More to come.