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An armed youth was arrested at gunpoint after police were called to a multi-unit residential building in the 400-block of Pandora Avenue on Sunday night.

In a media release, VicPD said officers were called to the building just after midnight for a report that an armed man was stabbing a hallway floor and threatening to harm people.

A resident of the building told officers the young man was visiting but had become uncomfortable with the suspect’s behaviour and asked him to leave. 

The youth then grabbed a knife from the kitchen and began making threatening remarks. The resident was able to get the suspect into the hallway and call 911.

When officers arrived, they located the young man and negotiated with him to drop the knife at gunpoint after he allegedly threatened the officers. 

The suspect was arrested and held in police custody until he appeared in court.

There were no injuries from the incident. 

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call VicPD at 250-995-7654 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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