Saanich street reopens after police incident
A section of Tattersall Drive in Saanich has reopened to traffic after the block was locked down due to a police incident Friday.
On Friday morning, Tattersall Drive was closed between Saanich Road and Quadra Street as police moved to arrest a man.
According to Saanich police, the incident first began as a civil dispute.
A police negotiator could be heard in the area calling for a man to exit the front door of a home, saying that he was wanted on several charges including assault with a weapon.
"Saanich police are asking the public to provide space for emergency personnel so the situation can be safely resolved," said police in a release Friday morning.
Around noon Friday, police said that the road head reopened to vehicles and pedestrians.
#yyjtraffic Road Closure Update: Tattersall Dr has been reopened between Saanich Rd and Quadra St.— Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit (@SPD_Traffic) June 11, 2021