Man on Victoria bus may have flashed knife

Victoria police are looking into a report of a man with a knife on a B.C. Transit bus on the weekend.

The bus driver said the man pulled up his shirt to reveal what appeared to be a weapon in his waistband before leaving the bus with a woman, said Victoria police spokesman Bowen Osoko. The driver and the passenger had been involved in a verbal altercation.

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The incident took place about 11:20 p.m. Sunday at Yates and Blanshard streets.

Police caught up with the bus near View and Douglas streets, and eventually located the man at Yates and Quadra streets, Osoko said.

He was searched. No weapon was found.

“He did have what was described as a brown waist satchel with a large metal buckle,” Osoko said.

It is unknown if the buckle was confused with a knife.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Victoria police at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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