A 62-year-old Victoria man is facing a handful of charges in connection with an armed standoff Sunday night.
Just before 9 p.m., officers were called to a home in the 200-block of Gorge Road East. Initial reports indicated a man had a gun and threatened to harm others at the home.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the man had barricaded himself inside a unit, prompting police to evacuate others living in the area and call the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team.
Negotiators worked to resolve the situation for the next several hours. Around 1:30 a.m., the man finally surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident. A firearm was seized at the scene.
Mark Cunningham has been charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, possession of a weapon dangerous for a purpose and unauthorized possession of a firearm.