Victoria police arrest man following standoff on Pandora

Victoria police took one man into custody Friday evening after he barricaded himself in a suite on Pandora Avenue.

Officers arrived at a downtown apartment building between Douglas and Blanshard streets, to find a man in a unit with a person with whom he was ordered not to have contact.

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Crisis negotiators tried to persuade the man to leave for several hours, but he refused. After obtaining a warrant, the man was arrested without injury. The other person in the apartment was not injured.

Officers with the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team and patrol officers responded to the call. A large police presence and the use of a noise-distraction device prompted questions from the public.

— Times Colonist

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