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Victoria police arrest woman in mental health crisis

Woman reportedly threatened people with knife
Victoria police arrested a woman Feb. 17 after she reportedly threatened people with a knife. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police arrested a woman in mental health crisis Wednesday morning after she reportedly threatened multiple people with a knife.

At approximately 9 a.m., police were called to a multi-unit residential building in the 700-block of Pandora Avenue for a report that a woman armed with a knife was threatening other residents. Finding the woman in a hallway, multiple officers spoke with her and were able to convince her to drop the knife and surrender.

Police later learned that the woman had assaulted a man before they arrived, but he was not injured. Officers arrested the woman under the Mental Health Act and for assault with a weapon. She was transported to hospital and later released with conditions and a court date.

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