Victoria police were called to Empress Street on Saturday morning after receiving reports of a man throwing things including a fridge and stove out a second-storey window.
It was a person in absolute crisis, said Sgt. Colin Brown. The situation escalated to the point where he started throwing everything out of the apartment that he could. He broke every window.
After the man barricaded himself in the apartment, Victoria police called the Emergency Response Team. Negotiators got the man out of the apartment, Brown said.
The man was taken to the hospital for assessment.
A 56-year-old Victoria man has been charged with mischief.
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