UPDATE: VicPD have confirmed the suspect in this incident has been identified.

— earlier:

VicPD are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect after an incident where a woman chased a security guard with a knife in a mall parking lot.

At 12:30 p.m this afternoon, April 1st, officers were called to Hillside Shopping Centre for a report of a woman brandishing a knife towards a security guard.

The woman fled with a man before the officers could arrive.

Officers investigated and learned that the suspect had been in a loud argument with a man in the parking lot. Security asked the pair to leave the property and that’s when the woman threatened the security guard, brandished the knife and chased him.

The security guard called 9-1-1 and was not physically injured in the incident.

VicPD described the suspect as Caucasian woman in her 20s with long brown hair, wearing black clothing, standing 5 ft. 5, with a slim build.

If you recognize this suspect or have information about this incident, VicPD are asking you to call their non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654.

To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

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