One man was arrested Friday after he allegedly blocked the Galloping Goose Trail with a log and brandished a knife at a cyclist who tried to move the obstruction, Victoria police said.
At around 8:45 a.m., officers were called to the Galloping Goose Trail near Burnside Road after a cyclist called the police.
According to VicPD, the woman told police she had come across a log that appeared to have been purposely placed across the path while she was cycling on the Galloping Goose Trail. The woman got off her bike and started to remove the obstruction when a man allegedly leapt from the nearby bushes and confronted her while brandishing a knife.
The cyclist fled and called police. Victoria police said the woman was not injured.
“We had a very big scene, a very big area, which a person could have covered in the time between the call and us getting down here, and certainly with the added knife in there certainly necessitated a larger response from police
Shortly after the alleged incident, officers found the suspect nearby and arrested him. Victoria police said the man appears to resemble a suspect in a similar incident reported earlier the same morning where a man was allegedly throwing rocks at passing cyclists. Saanich police are investigating that incident.
“We had a very big scene, a very big area, which a person could have covered in the time between the call and us getting down here, and certainly with the added knife in there certainly necessitated a larger response from police,” Const. Mike Russell with Victoria police said.
Anyone who has information is asked to call Victoria police at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.