Victoria police officers arrested a man Dec. 30 after he was seen chasing someone down with a knife while riding his bicycle through traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police officers arrested a man Dec. 30 after he was seen chasing someone down with a knife while riding his bicycle through traffic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrest bike-riding, knife-wielding man

Man was arrested at gunpoint at Blanshard and Johnson streets

A knife-wielding man seen chasing someone on his bicycle Wednesday was quickly taken down by police with a non-lethal electroshock weapon and arrested at gunpoint.

Victoria police officers were called to the intersection of Blanshard and Johnson streets at 1:30 p.m. after several people had called to report a bicycle-riding, knife-brandishing man chasing another man through traffic.

Officers Tasered the man after he refused to put his knife down. The suspect was then arrested at gunpoint.

READ ALSO: VicPD investigating after man tries to rob two women at knife-point

Police said the man had been arrested earlier in the morning for mischief following a brief foot chase. He was released then on an undertaking.

Upon his second arrest, the man was held for telebail, facing recommended charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breaching conditions not to possess knives.

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

READ ALSO: Suspect with cash and drugs crashes bicycle during chase in Nanaimo, gets arrested


 

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