Emergency Response Team called to Oaklands house for man believe to be armed


WATCH: Victoria Police blocked off parts of Kings Rd. Sunday, calling for a man to surrender from his home. Isabelle Raghem reports. 


Loud bangs were heard across the Oaklands area Sunday morning, as Victoria Police tried to get a man “considered armed and dangerous” to come out of his house.

Neighbours say the standoff at 1703 Kings Rd. began around 2:30 a.m.

By noon, some Kings Rd. residents — who had evacuated from their homes at 7 a.m.– remained unable to return. 

The Emergency Response Team remained on the scene throughout the day, along with a K9 unit and later bringing in robotics.


By Sunday evening, little information was given to the public in regards to the standoff — a contrast to a tweet sent out by the force this morning saying more information would be made available.

Around 1 p.m., a robot was sent to inspect the property.

Shortly after, half a dozen officers – some armed with guns — entered the house but came out without a suspect.

Victoria Police have not said what led to the incident and what charges the man faces.

It’s unknown whether or not the suspect is considered a danger to public safety.

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