Victoria police officers de-escalated an armed man at a medical facility March 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police officers de-escalated an armed man at a medical facility March 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police de-escalate armed man in mental health crisis

Man was threatening people at Victoria medical facility

Victoria police say they de-escalated an armed man in a mental health crisis Thursday morning.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m. on March 11, officers were called to a medical facility for a report that a man in a mental health crisis was threatening people with a knife. Officers located a man outside the facility holding the knife to his own neck.

Using crisis intervention and de-escalation training, VicPD said officers convinced the man to drop the knife and surrender to police. He was taken to hospital for a mental health assessment.

No one was injured in the incident.

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