A man faces charges after two women were allegedly threatened with a large fishing knife Monday afternoon in Victoria.
Police say officers were called to the 1200-block of Commercial Alley, near Victoria’s Bastion Square, just after 2:15 p.m. Monday for a report that an agitated man, armed with a knife, was threatening people.
When officers arrived, a man matching the suspect’s description was located and policed used Crisis Intervention and De-escalation (CID) techniques, and took the man into custody without incident.
During the investigation, police learned the man had threatened two women while brandishing a knife, which was later seized.
Victoria Police says the man faces recommended charges for uttering threats and for breaching court-ordered conditions not to possess knives.
The investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call Victoria Police at 250-995-7654, or Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.