VicPD Cruiser Downtown

VicPD placed a man under arrest after he allegedly threatened people at a local business as well as 911 call takers a day later.

Police were notified at approximately 2 p.m. on Friday that a man had entered a business in the 700-block of Finlayson Street, where he threatened to harm the employees.

He then left the store, before repeatedly phoning the business and making further threats to the staff and the building.

An investigation by VicPD identified the man and his location. On Saturday, August 21, the man repeatedly called 911 throughout the day, making threats toward call takers.

The man was located in a suite in a multi-unit residential building in the 1800-block of Quadra Street. Police say he refused to communicate with officers and barricaded himself inside.

For several hours, negotiators and officers attempted to convince the man to surrender himself, but they say he remained uncommunicative.

Following these failed negotiations, officers deployed irritant gas into the suite at approximately 11 p.m. The man then surrendered himself without further incident.

VicPD transported the man to hospital for a mental health assessment. No physical injuries were reported.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

Thsoe who wish to report information anonymously can do so through Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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