Victoria police responding to an incident at Paul’s Motor Inn Friday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

UPDATE: Man in custody after lengthy police incident at Victoria housing facility

Man to be assessed by paramedics, traffic expected to return to normal

One man is in police custody after a three-hour standoff at Paul’s Motor Inn Friday morning.

Victoria police were called to the temporary residential facility just before 8:20 a.m. for a report that a man had shot a gun in the area. when police arrived they found the suspect inside one of the units along with evidence that a weapon may have been discharged.

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team arrived on scene around 9:30 a.m. and began communicating with the man by megaphone. The VicPD K9 unit was also called in to assist. At 11:45 the man left the unit unannounced. According to police he refused to follow officers’ commands and ARWEN less-lethal munition were used to take him into custody.

The man was assessed by paramedics and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries for further assessment.

Police say the incident – including the type of potential firearm used – remains under investigation.

In June, the province purchased the inn for about $15 million to provide 75 temporary homes for those experiencing homelessness.

READ ALSO: Police incident in Vic West building ‘resolved peacefully’


Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email:nina.grossman@blackpress.ca. Follow us on Instagram.
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

VicPDVictoriaVictoria Police Department

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Victoria police respond to an incident in the 1900-block of Douglas Street on July 24. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria police respond to an incident in the 1900-block of Douglas Street on July 24. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria police respond to an incident in the 1900-block of Douglas Street on July 24. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria police respond to an incident in the 1900-block of Douglas Street on July 24. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Just Posted

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

Oak Bay sailor stranded in U.S. hospital after suffering massive stroke at sea

Glenn Wakefield’s rescue involved five airplanes and took more than 48 hours

UPDATED: Man dies from injuries at Custom House construction site in Victoria

Government Street remains closed as investigation continues

Netflix, Warner Bros filming 10-part series in Colwood

Filming takes place now until March 2021

Saanich explores options for adding shelters to parks

Covered areas would encourage safe outdoor socializing during rainy season

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

‘Unprecedented’ coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms

First Nations, commercial fishermen among group calling for action on Cohen recommendations

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

POLL: Do you plan on allowing your children to go trick or treating this year?

This popular annual social time will look quite different this year due to COVID-19

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Most Read