Man arrested after allegedly threatening BC coronavirus testing facilities

Apr 24 2020, 2:28 pm

A man is in custody after allegedly threatening coronavirus testing facilities early Friday morning.

According to Victoria Police, officers across the Greater Victoria region responded to reports about a man making threats against coronavirus testing facilities after calling the 811 information line.

“Out of an abundance of caution, officers from departments across Greater Victoria attended and spoke with staff at various public health facilities to ensure they were safe,” said the department in a release.

In Victoria, officers “spoke with onsite staff, providing guidance and support,” and continued to “attend and check-in at the various facilities to ensure that staff and patients were safe.”

While no details were provided regarding the circumstances of the man’s eventual arrest, Victoria police said the man was arrested just after 12 pm, and officers “from across the region, including VicPD and Saanich Police Department officers worked to take the man into custody safely.”

Police said there were no injuries throughout the incident, and no further situations after the man was arrested.