Victoria police arrested a man after he allegedly threatened the staff of a downtown business while armed with a knife on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrested a man after he allegedly threatened the staff of a downtown business while armed with a knife on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man arrested after allegedly threatening staff in a downtown Victoria business with a knife

Victoria police used a bean bag shotgun round on the man after they say he refused to comply

Victoria police arrested a man after he allegedly threatened the staff of a downtown business while armed with a knife on Monday (March 29).

Officers said the man refused to comply with police direction once he was found, so they used a bean bag shotgun round to take the man into custody. Police found the man near the intersection of Douglas and Yates streets as he was leaving the area of a business in the 1200-block of Douglas Street just after 7 p.m.

Officers arrested the man and seized a knife after searching him.

He was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries he sustained during the arrest and, after evaluation, was held at the hospital under the Mental Health Act.

The man faces recommended charges of uttering threats and causing a disturbance.

Police are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Victoria Police Department’s non-emergency line at 250-995-7654, ext. 1. To report anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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