Man arrested after making threats at former Paul's Motor Inn on Douglas

A man was arrested by Victoria police Saturday night after pounding in the door of a suite in a temporary housing facility with a steel bar and uttering threats.

Police received a 911 call about 8:45 p.m. about the incident at the former Paul’s Motor Inn in the 1900-block of Douglas Street.

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The suspect fled to another suite before police arrived.

Officers located the other suite and knocked on the door, at which point the man came out and confronted them. One of the officers fired a bean-bag round and struck the man in the leg.

He was taken into custody without further incident.

B.C. Ambulance Service paramedics went to see him in police cells but he refused treatment. He has since been released on conditions, pending a court date.

Recommended charges include assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

The 75-room Paul’s Motor Inn was purchased by the province last summer for temporary supportive housing for the homeless.

jbell@timescolonist.com

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