Victoria Fire Investigators and Victoria police are currently on scene in the 200-block of Gorge Road East. (Devon Bidal)

VicPD arrests one man after reports of explosion in apartment building

According to VicPD the man’s arrest is not connected to the explosion

Fire investigators and police crews responded to reports of an explosion in an apartment building in the 200-block of Gorge Road East just after 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

One man was taken into custody by the Victoria Police Department for outstanding warrants. According to a statement from VicPD his arrest is not directly linked to the explosion.

READ ALSO: VIDEO: Explosion, fire sends woman running from Saanich home

Just after 1:30 p.m., patrol officers arrived and discovered that the windows to one of the units were blown out.

As of 2:30 p.m. on Friday, four police vehicles were on scene and along with a Fire Investigator van.

The Victoria Fire Department firefighters determined there had been no fire, and there were no injuries.

READ ALSO: Saanich Police link man to two alleged sexual assaults as women leave BC Transit buses

The investigation into this incident remains ongoing.



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