A heavy police presence in Victoria had a portion of Bay Street east of Quadra Street blocked off on Saturday evening.
Several Victoria Police vehicles and the K-9 unit were in the area. Officers had their guns drawn in the closed off portion of Bay Street between Quadra Street and Vancouver Street.
An individual was seen walking out of a residence on Bay Street just before 4:30 p.m. They were escorted into a police vehicle which left the scene.
An officer at the scene said the man had an “unspecified weapon.” He was taken into custody and taken to hospital for a mental health assessment.
Pedestrians were also blocked from entering the closed portion of Bay Street.
Officers began taking down the police tape just after 5 p.m. and reopened the street.
Several police vehicles are on scene and K-9 unit has arrived. Details of the incident are still unclear.
We will not be sharing photos so not to risk officer safety.#yyjtraffic
— Devon Bidal (@devonscarlett) September 21, 2019