Male Barricade's Himself in Pearkes Recreation Centre

Capture

Saanich Police dealt with man who claimed he had a gun at the Pearkes Recreation Centre last night.

Around 9pm, officers responded to reports that a man was causing a commotion in the lobby. The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team was called and the Rec Centre was contained.

In the end, negotiators were able to talk the man down and he surrendered without incident and it turns out he never had a gun as he claimed.

The man was taken to the hospital for an assessment. 

 

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