A police search for a woman reportedly wielding a large knife ended in Beacon Hill Park Wednesday afternoon.
VicPD confirmed the report, saying they had located someone matching the suspect’s description and have transported that person to hospital, “as it appears that person may be suffering a mental health crisis,” according to Communications Coordinator Bowen Osoko.
The search began around 2:45 p.m., after calls to police described an “erratic woman with a butcher’s knife” threatening people near Dallas Road and the Mile Zero Monument.
When police arrived at the scene, the woman took off towards Beacon Hill Park. She was later apprehended without incident around 4 p.m.
No one was injured in the incident and Victoria Police did not say if a weapon was found.
The file remains under investigation.