A man was arrested at gunpoint in Beacon Hill Park on Friday night after Victoria police got a report about a man allegedly pointing a gun at another man.
Officers were called to the area near the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm just after 9 p.m. and found a man that matched the reported suspect’s description. The suspect had returned to a nearby motorhome and officers called for him, and one other occupant, to come out. VicPD says the man was then taken into custody at gunpoint.
No charges have been recommended yet, but police seized two replica firearms and a crossbow. The two replica guns included an M4 rifle and a handgun. VicPD says nobody was injured in the incident.
Officers are looking to hear from witnesses of the incident.
Anyone in the area of Beacon Hill Park near the Children’s Farm or Petting Zoo area between 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday night is asked to call the VicPD report desk at 250-995-7654 extension 1. To report anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Patrol officers have taken 2 men into custody at gunpoint after a call that one man was pointing a gun at another man in Beacon Hill Park. No injuries have been reported & officers are conducting an evidence search now. Pls give them space to do their work. #yyj
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) May 8, 2021
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