Victoria police have taken one person into custody following a barricade incident that shut down the 800-block of Johnson Street Wednesday (Jan. 13) afternoon.
Shortly after 12 p.m., police located a man wanted on several warrants in a suite at a multi-unit temporary housing facility. Refusing to surrender, the man barricaded himself within a suite for close to five hours.
At 4:17 p.m., police notified people that they had closed the downtown block and that the area should be avoided. Shortly after 5 p.m., the man surrendered to police and was taken into custody.
The man was wanted on warrants for failing to comply with a probation order in relation to an assault with a weapon and for a number of drug trafficking offences.
As of 5:40 p.m., the area was clear of police vehicles and back open to regular traffic.
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) January 14, 2021
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