A man at the centre of a three-hour standoff in Langford in early September has been sentenced to 15 months in jail.
What the West Shore RCMP called a crisis situation came to an end just after 8 p.m. on Sept. 3 when Michael Andrew Godolphin, who was previously known to police, surrendered without further incident. No injuries were reported.
The incident started earlier that evening when Godolphin reportedly created a disturbance and then fired a weapon at police. RCMP blocked off a large section of Veterans Memorial Parkway and later called in its crisis management team as the 36-year-old continued to yell and wave the handgun around in the air.
Godolphin eventually gave up to police. He later pleaded guilty to possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a controlled substance.