The Victoria Police Department is looking for witnesses after a family was confronted by a man with a knife in Beacon Hill Park.
Officers were called shortly after 2 p.m. on May 1 to the washroom area near the playground in Beacon Hill Park for a report of a man brandishing a knife at another man, who was with his family at the time, including a child in a stroller. The family ran away and called police, according to a VicPD release.
Officers located a suspect, who was arrested without incident and was held in custody.
No injured were reported.
The man faces recommended charges of assault with a weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon and breaching a court order.
After a search of the suspect, officers located evidence of drug trafficking and are investigating that as a separate case.
Police are looking to speak with anyone in the park who may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with information can contact the VicPD report desk at 250-995-7654, ext. 1, or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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