The Victoria Police Department is warning the public after a man was pricked by an uncapped hypodermic needle in Beacon Hill Park on Saturday night. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Man pricked by uncapped needle in Beacon Hill Park: VicPD

Incident occurred near wood chip trail path Saturday night

The Victoria Police Department is warning the public after a man pricked his foot on a hypodermic needle in Beacon Hill Park Saturday night.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 22, the man was walking on the wood chip trail near Douglas Street and Avalon Road. The man stepped off the trail onto a dirt area when he felt a pain in his foot.

The man found he had been pricked by an uncapped needle.

This comes just a few weeks after VicPD warned the public about another uncapped hypodermic needle that was tied to a railing in the same park.

VicPD will continue to deploy extra officers in Beacon Hill Park and the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood for the remainder of August.

READ MORE: VicPD find used, uncapped needle tied to handrail in Beacon Hill Park


@iaaronguillen
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com

City of VictoriaVictoria Police Department

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich explores options for adding shelters to parks

Covered areas would encourage safe outdoor socializing during rainy season

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

UPDATED: Man dies from injuries at Custom House construction site in Victoria

Government Street remains closed as investigation continues

VIJHL season could start Oct. 1, says league president

League awaiting final approval from local health authorities and viaSport

Netflix, Warner Bros filming 10-part series in Colwood

Filming takes place now until March 2021

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

‘Unprecedented’ coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms

First Nations, commercial fishermen among group calling for action on Cohen recommendations

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

POLL: Do you plan on allowing your children to go trick or treating this year?

This popular annual social time will look quite different this year due to COVID-19

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Nanaimo RCMP shut down illegal racing and stunt driving site

Police “swoop in” to seize vehicles and issue violation tickets

Most Read