Two Victoria police incidents end in arrests at gunpoint

Victoria police had simultaneous calls about armed men to deal with late Sunday and early Monday, with both leading to arrests at gunpoint.

Officers were first called to a temporary multi-unit housing facility on Gorge Road East just before midnight and located a suspect after a report that a man had a firearm tucked under his belt.

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A realistic replica handgun recovered. The man had a court-ordered condition not to possess replica firearms.

As that was going on, police got a call saying that a man was stabbing a hallway floor and threatening people at a multi-unit complex on Pandora Avenue. Several residents called 911.

An arrest was made and a knife was found.

The male, a youth, had been a guest in the building but was asked to leave when people became concerned about his behaviour. He then grabbed a kitchen knife before entering the hallway.

Once arrested, he continued to make threats, including to officers, police said.

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