Five police officers injured during violent arrest

The arrest of a man in downtown Victoria Friday night turned violent when two people turned on the lone officer making the arrest.

  • Tue Oct 25th, 2016 6:00am
  • News

The arrest of a man in downtown Victoria Friday night turned violent when two people turned on the lone officer making the arrest.

Police were called to the 400 block of Johnson Street just before 6 p.m. for a report of an assault in progress.

Upon arrival, the officer arrested one man, but the two other people involved became hostile and violent towards the officer, causing non life-threatening injuries.

Several officers rushed to the scene and during the arrest of three more people, another two officers received non life-threatening injuries. A fourth officer was also injured while attempting to assist the original officer.

One of the men arrested during the melee was taken back to VicPD cells where he assaulted a jail staff member.

Several charges are now pending against three people.