Man arrested following standoff at apartment building near Royal Jubilee Hospital

 A man was taken into custody by police following a standoff in a Victoria apartment building that shut down traffic near Royal Jubilee Hospital for several hours.

Victoria police confirmed a man was arrested shortly after 11 a.m., about five hours after they were called to the scene to respond to a serious assault.

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The victim fled the apartment in the 1700-block of Richmond Avenue and was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the suspect refused to leave the apartment, leading to a standoff.

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team, which assists in the most dangerous and high-risk incidents in the capital region, and crisis negotiators were called in “out of an abundance of caution,” police said.

The road reopened to traffic shortly after the arrest.

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