Sooke man arrested after standoff with police

Daniel Cecil Mcgee, 30, faces several charges following a four-hour standoff with police on Monday night.

A 30-year-old Sooke man faces several charges following a four-hour standoff with police on Monday night.

At 10:15 p.m., Sooke RCMP received a call of a man with a sawed-off shotgun at a residence in the 2100 block of Church Road, uttering threats to kill another man and burn the house down.

As officers began mobilizing into the home, they could hear what sounded like a shotgun racking, said Sooke RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur, adding the gunman was determined to be inside an outbuilding on the property, which was a small farm.

Several attempts were made to have the suspect exit the building and surrender, but he was not cooperative.

“The suspect responded to numerous requests for him to surrender by emphasizing his lack of affection for the police with coarse language,” McArthur said, adding the RCMP Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team was called in and tear gas was deployed inside the building.

Shortly afterwards, the standoff ended when the suspect walked out. He was uninjured.

Daniel Cecil Mcgee is charged for possession of a prohibited weapon without licence or registration, uttering threats to burn, destroy or damage, and fail to comply with probation order.


Just Posted

Large fire destroys Port Renfrew business

A Port Renfrew business that was soon to be opening as a… Continue reading

Six-year-old boy needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Mother of sick Sooke boy asks government to help fund treatments

Bird watchers gear up for annual count

Count takes place in Langford, Colwood, Victoria, North and Central Saanich

Oak Bay senior boys basketball takes Tsumura title

Junior and senior teams host Gary Taylor Classic starting Thursday

Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice

Youth Against Cancer Club strikes again Island cancer lodge

Oak Bay High students craft decor to outfit the Canadian Cancer Society lodge in Victoria

Environmental groups slam NDP decision to continue with Site C

Construction industry, meanwhile, is cautiously optimistic about how the project will look

Be ladder safe both at work and home

WorkSafeBC wants you to keep safe while hanging those Christmas lights this year

B.C. overdose deaths surpass 1,200

96 people died of illicit drug overdoses in October

Crown appeals stay against Jamie Bacon in Surrey Six killings

B.C.’s prosecution service says judge’s decision reveals ‘errors of law’

Feds agree to give provinces 75 per cent of pot tax revenues

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the agreement today

HOMEFINDER: Victoria condo project offers investment opportunity

Below market prices at Vivid at The Yates appealed to young Victoria couple

Red Scorpion associates cuffed in drug-trafficking bust

Kamloops RCMP lay charges in connection to Red Scorpion drug trafficking ring

Most Read