Victoria man barricades himself in apartment, causing police standoff

Victoria man, 31, eventually gives himself up after emergency response team surrounds apartment

  • Jun. 7, 2013 12:00 p.m.

A 31-year-old Victoria man barricaded himself on the second floor of a building in the 2100-block of Spring Rd. this morning after uttering threats and violating his parole conditions.

Victoria Police officers responded to reports of a fight in the 1100-block of Pembroke St. around 10 a.m., where witnesses reported hearing one man utter threats.

When police caught up with the man, he had barricaded himself on the second floor of a building on Spring Road and refused to come out.

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team and a police negotiator were called in and the surrounding apartments had to be evacuated, but the man eventually gave himself up without incident, said Bowen Osoko, VicPD spokesman.

The man was violating court conditions related to domestic violence, Osoko said.