Man arrested after reports of agitated man threatening people with knife downtown

Victoria police arrested a man and recovered a knife after receiving a 911 call about an agitated man with a knife threatening people downtown.

Officers were called to Commercial Alley, near Bastion Square, about 2:15 p.m. Monday. They were able to de-escalate the situation and arrested the man without incident.

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They determined that the man had threatened two woman while holding a large fishing knife.

Recommended charges include uttering threats and breaching court-ordered conditions not to possess knives.

Police continue to investigate. Call Victoria police at 250-995-7654, extension 1, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) with any information.

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