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VicPD arrested a man that was believed to be armed and a danger to the public on Tuesday afternoon, following a string of incidents around Victoria.

The arrest happened with the help of multiple police detachments, including VicPD, Saanich Police, West Shore RCMP and Sidney/North Saanich RCMP.

Officers began searching for the man after a series of incidents occurred over a 24-hour period between Monday, May 31st and Tuesday, June 1st.

The man was involved in an alleged road rage incident in Saanich, where a woman was confronted by a man in a truck, a disturbance at a downtown bank, and a mischief incident where he drove a truck onto the lawn of the BC Legislature.

Luckily, no one was injured in any of the incidents.

The man was taken into custody by officers Monday afternoon after the incident at the bank and transported to hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Following that evaluation, he was released with conditions.

Just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning, BC Legislative Assembly Protective Services reported to VicPD that a man had driven a white Chevrolet Silverado Truck onto the Legislature lawn.

VicPD began looking for the man and identified the vehicle and recognized the driver as being the subject of the other calls.

As officers continued their investigation, they learned that the man had made concerning, threatening statements and was potentially in possession of several firearms.

Police reported that while they were preparing to send a public alert at noon, GVERT officers arrested the man in the 500-block of David Street without incident, where he remains in custody.

The man faces numerous recommended charges including uttering threats and mischief.

VicPD are asking that anyone who had an encounter with a man driving a white, 2021 Chevrolet Silverado Truck in between May 31st and June 1st or have information about these incidents to call (250) 995-7654.

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