A man armed with a knife was taken into police custody after he reportedly threatened people near Bastion Square, VicPD say.

Officers were called to the 1200-block of Commercial Alley just after 2:15 p.m. on Monday for a report of an agitated man armed with a knife.

Police say they arrived and were able to talk the man into surrendering himself into custody.

The man allegedly threatened two women in the vicinity while brandishing a large fishing knife. Officers found a knife matching this description and seized it.

The suspect was taken to cells for a morning court appearance on Tuesday. He faces charges for uttering threats and breaching court-ordered conditions not to possess knives.

Police are still investigating and are asking that anyone with information contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.

Anonymous reports can be made through Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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