Friday evening, shortly after 5:30 p.m. Victoria Police officers arrested a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.
In a release on Thursday, VicPD said Christopher Gaudet was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for suspension of statutory release.
Gaudet is serving a federal sentence for possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order, kidnapping while using a firearm, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
Gaudet was found by VicPD officers in the 1900-block of Ashgrove Street in a multi-unit residential building.
He fled and was found by members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team near Shakespeare Street and Gladstone Avenue.
The team used a “loud distraction device” during the arrest.
Gaudet remains in custody, according to VicPD.
UPDATE | Members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team arrested Christopher Gaudet this evening in the area of Shakespeare St & Gladstone Ave. He was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant & will remain in custody. #yyj https://t.co/GO9aiSlWUY https://t.co/f9UNvWdAqV
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) April 9, 2022