A police incident in Vic West that resulted in the evacuation of a building on Friday night has been resolved.
VicPD and Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team shut down the area surrounding an apartment building in the 00-block of Saghalie Road around 8 p.m. on Jan. 10.
UPDATE | The incident on Saghalie Road has been resolved peacefully. One person has been transported to hospital for assessment. Residents who were evacuated have been allowed to return home. Thank you to everyone for your patience! #yyjtraffic in the area is back to normal.— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) January 11, 2020
Residents were told that a suspect with weapons was in the building.
At the time police asked that everyone “avoid the area out of an abundance of caution” while crews worked to manage the situation peacefully, said Bowen Osoko, spokesperson for VicPD.
After 11 p.m., VicPD announced that the incident had been resolved. One person was taken to hospital for assessment, the area was reopened to traffic and that the evacuated residents were allowed to return home.
The specifics of the incident have yet to be released by police.
We're responding to an on-going incident in the 00-block of Saghalie road in Vic West. We're asking everyone who does not need to be in that immediate area to avoid it out of an abundance of caution. #yyjtraffic in the area is effected. #yyj— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) January 11, 2020
Reminder: please don't share photos, descriptions or video of officers staging. We're working to resolve this incident peacefully. Showing officer locations during an incident puts people at risk.— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) January 11, 2020