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Off-duty officer finds safety in car from pipe-wielding man near Victoria police headquarters

VicPD recommending charges of assault with a weapon

Police are recommending assault with a weapon charges against a man from Newfoundland after an incident near Victoria Police Department headquarters on Sunday.

An off-duty officer was walking near the station on Quadra Street near Caledonia on Feb. 28 when he was approached by a man with a metal pipe. The officer hopped inside a vehicle until other officers arrived.

Police arrested a suspect who was later released with a court date and conditions.

Anyone with information is asked to call the report desk at 250-995-7654 or report anonymously at Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477.

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