Photo Justina Scott

A 48-year-old Victoria man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was arrested in Courtenay on Wednesday, following a large scale police response.

Corrections Service Canada issued the parole violation warrant the same day.

Comox Valley RCMP attended a residence at Uplands Mobile Home Park where the man was believed to be staying. Upon arrival, the man armed himself with a knife and had barricaded himself inside the home.

The Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services, and members of the Crisis Negotiation Team were all deployed to the scene and worked together until the man was placed into police custody.

“These are highly stressful, dynamic situations which have the potential for injury to involved parties, members of the public and police,” Insp. Mike Kurvers, the head of the Comox Valley RCMP, said in a news release.

“In this case, frontline and plainclothes officers quickly ensured the incident was contained to one residence and nobody was seriously injured during the arrest – this is an ideal outcome,” he added.

The man remains in custody. His identity or the reason he was wanted was not released.

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