One man is in custody after police responded to a mental health call on Tuesday. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Man in crisis with weapon taken into custody by VicPD

The man was taken into custody, then transported to hospital for evaluation

  • Jul. 1, 2020 12:00 a.m.

One man has been taken into custody by Victoria police after a mental health call on Hillside Avenue late Tuesday afternoon.

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Officers were called to a multi-unit residential building in the 1100-block of Hillside Avenue just after 4:30 p.m. on June 30 for reports of a man who was in crisis and also had a weapon. The scene was secured and officers were able to make contact with the man. The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team, including crisis negotiators, responded.

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The man was taken into custody a short time later and then transported to hospital for evaluation.


 

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