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Man arrested after pouring gasoline on occupied tent in Victoria park


Victoria Police arrested one man this morning after he allegedly poured gasoline on an occupied tent, threatening to set it on fire.

VicPD were called to Cecelia Ravine Park at around 8:30 a.m. on March 1st for reports that a man was pouring gasoline on a tent, armed with a blow torch and threatening a woman and her dog inside.

After they arrived on scene, officers were able to arrest the man without incident for assault with a weapon, uttering threats and mischief.

No injuries were reported, according to VicPD.

Earlier that morning, at approximately 6:30 a.m. officers were called to the same area of the park for a report that a man was struck by a bat with spikes on it.

The suspect was arrested for assault with a weapon and was transported to cells and released with a court date and conditions.

The two incidents are linked, according to VicPD, since it is believed the victim of the second incident is believed to have become the suspect in the later assault.

The man hit by the bat was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, cleared medically, and then returned to the park to commit the blow torch assault.

Both incidents are currently under investigation.

If you have any information to report call (250) 995-7654, extension 1 or anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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