Seven-hour police standoff ends peacefully

The Victoria Police Department says a seven-hour standoff with a 49-year-old man at the Salvation Army ended peaceful yesterday.

  • Aug. 7, 2015 5:00 p.m.

The Victoria Police Department says a seven-hour standoff with a 49-year-old man at the Salvation Army ended peaceful yesterday.

On Thursday, Aug. 6 around noon, officers were called to the 500-block of Johnson Street after the man, who was reportedly facing a parole revocation, made concerning statements indicating he had an improved explosive device.

Patrol officers, the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team, as well as the Victoria Fire Department were on scene.

Officers evacuated the building and closed Johnson and Wharf streets to traffic.

After more than seven hours, the man agreed to disarm the device. He was taken into custody without further incident and transported to hospital for psychological assessment.

The major crimes unit is following up on the investigation.

 

 

 

 

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