A 28-year-old man was taken into custody after a verbal altercation led him to pulling a knife on another person in downtown Victoria Thursday morning.

The incident occurred shortly before 10 a.m., the 1000-block of Pandora Avenue.

Police were dispatched after a man was seen brandishing a knife toward another man in a threatening manner.

The suspect then fled the scene into a grocery store nearby.

VicPD officers, as well as an ICS K9 team, responded and quickly located the suspect as he was leaving the grocery store.

The suspect was arrested at gunpoint due to the nature of the incident.

“Due to the fact that the man was believed to be armed with a weapon and had just committed a violent offence, officers arrested the suspect at gunpoint,” VicPD said in a statement.

During a search of the suspect, police located three knives and a set of brass knuckles in his possession.

The suspect under conditions of probation to not possess knives or weapons of any kind.

There were no injuries during the incident.

The suspect faces recommended charges of breach of probation.

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