A person allegedly wielding a knife at Victoria’s Inner Harbour has been taken into police custody after officers used a beanbag shotgun to subdue them.
On Monday, just before 3 p.m., VicPD was notified of a person in distress armed with a knife and on foot in the city’s downtown.
Officers then located the person along the harbour’s Lower Causeway, near the floatplane terminal, according to police.
But when they saw the officers, they fled. Police then fired a beanbag shotgun to disarm the person, later taking them into custody and recovering a knife at the scene.
“As is policy any time a less-lethal tool is deployed, officers called for BC Emergency Health Services paramedics to attend to assess the person for injury,” VicPD said in a news release.
Police say the incident is still under investigation.
They’re asking anyone with information who has yet to speak with officers to call the VicPD report desk at 250-995-7654, ext. 1.