The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) arrested one man early Thursday morning after he barricaded himself into a housing facility along Gorge Road in Victoria.
According to a Victoria Police Department release, officers attended a multi-unit temporary housing facility shortly before 7 p.m. on August 19.
The housing facility is located in the 100-block of Gorge Road East.
Victoria Police said they attended the scene in order to arrest a man for domestic assault as well as the breach of a release order.
Once VicPD officers arrived, they located the suspect in a suite, however, he refused to surrender.
GVERT – as well as Crisis Negotiators – were called to the scene in response to the incident. According to the police report, the barricaded suspect refused to communicate with officers and made attempts to escape the scene and avoid arrest.
Officers including GVERT are working to safely resolve incident involving a barricaded person in the 100-block of Gorge Road East. Area residents will hear loud bangs as noise devices are being deployed. There is no known immediate danger to the public. Updates to follow. #yyj
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) August 20, 2020
At around 10:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Victoria Police alerted the public that they were planning on using noise devices as a tactic, while suggesting there was no danger to the public.
Multiple distraction devices, along with CS gas, were deployed at the scene and shortly after 1:30 a.m. the man exited the suite and was arrested by GVERT officers.
The incident lasted over 6.5 hours, spanning both Wednesday and Thursday.
Police added that there were no injuries in the process. The man was transported to cells where he was held to await court, according to the police report.
An investigation into the incident is currently ongoing and police are asking for anyone with information to call (250) 995-7654.