One man is in custody after a robbery suspect barricaded himself inside a Cook Street residence, resulting in a standoff with police. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

One person in custody after hours-long Cook Street standoff with barricaded robbery suspects

Victoria police say 2300-block of Cook Street has reopened to drivers

Victoria police say one person is in custody following an hours-long incident in the 2300-block of Cook Street Thursday.

Patrol officer and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team were on scene to resolve a barricade situation for more than seven hours.

At approximately 7:45 a.m., officers responded to a multi-unit residential building for a report of a robbery. While on scene, officers learned the victim was assaulted with a weapon and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The man was transported to hospital.

A person believed to be the suspect in the robbery then barricaded themselves inside a suite in the building.

Traffic was disrupted on Cook Street between Bay Street and Queens Avenue. Roads reopened around 6 p.m. and building residents are allowed back into their suites.

Police say they are still looking for one or more suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

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