The Victoria Police Department arrested a man yesterday morning after he brandished a knife and threatened two pedestrians in the downtown area.
In a report released on Wednesday, police say that officers were called to the 1300-block of Wharf Street shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4.
The call that police received said that a man, who was brandishing a knife, threatened to harm two men who were working in the area.
According to police, the victims were standing in a parking lot near their vehicle when an “agitated man approached” with a knife in hand.
“The victims tried to de-escalate the situation, but the man became more aggressive and then abruptly left the parking lot,” reads a statement from the Victoria Police Department.
After receiving the call, police attended the scene and were able to locate the suspect behind an abandoned building near the scene of the incident.
The man was arrested without incident and, after officers searched his person, they located a knife.
Police say that the man was the subject of conditions of probation not to possess weapons, stemming from a previous conviction for stabbing a man.
The apprehended man was transferred to VicPD headquarters and held in custody. He faces recommended charges of assault with a weapon, uttering threats, and breach of probation.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident that unfolded yesterday. Neither of the two pedestrians were harmed during the man’s aggressive approach.
If you have information about this incident and have not spoken to officers, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.