Hours-long standoff near Beacon Hill Park

Victoria police said one person was arrested and taken to hospital after an hours-long standoff near Beacon Hill Park Sunday.

Police and tactical officers with the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team flooded the 1000-block of Southgate Street between Cook and Vancouver around 5 p.m. Some nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution.

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Victoria police did not say if a weapon was involved or what made the incident a high enough risk to summon the ERT.

By 9 p.m., someone was arrested and taken to hospital. The department said in a message on Twitter that respect for privacy limits what they can share about the incident. No one was injured, it said.

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