Saanich police and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) spent Sunday afternoon talking a man his his 60s out of a home after calls about a potential domestic violence situation.
Saanich police units arrived to a home in the 5000-block of Lochside Dr. around 12:20 p.m., and were told there were weapons that could be accessed inside the residence, said Sgt. Steve Eassie.
As a result, police called in the region’s emergency response team around 2 p.m. GVERT negotiators made contact with the occupants and convinced all but one man to exit the home.
As a precaution, police evacuated the two residences to either side of the home of focus, and the man eventually surrendered to police at 11:35 p.m. and was arrested for weapons-related offences.
“We are thankful that this incident could be resolved without harm to anyone,” Eassie said. “We thank the public for their understanding and co-operation.”