VicPD officers deployed a bean bag gun to subdue a suspect who had been threatening staff at a local business downtown on Monday.

Police say the incident began shortly before 7:30 p.m. on March 29. Officers were called to a business in the 1200-block of Douglas Street for a report that a man was armed with a knife and was threatening staff.

When officers arrived the suspect was found leaving the scene, near the intersection of Douglas and Yates streets. Police say he refused to comply with their direction, and they shot him with a less-lethal bean bag shotgun round.

He was then arrested without further incident. A search of the man produced a knife.

The suspect was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the arrest. He was held in the hospital under the Mental Health Act after evaluation.

The man faces charges of uttering threats and causing a disturbance.

Down townTheif got shot

Posted by Ketla Rock on Monday, March 29, 2021


VicPD say they are still investigating, and ask that anyone with information call the non-emergency line at (250)995-7654, extension 1.

Those who wish to report information anonymously should call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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