Saanich police arrest man following threats to COVID-19 testing facilities
A COVID-19 testing centre in Victoria is pictured: March 16, 2020 (CTV News)
VICTORIA -- One man has been arrested after threats were reportedly made against COVID-19 testing facilities on Vancouver Island Friday morning.
According to VicPD, operators at B.C.’s 8-1-1 HealthLink phone line told police that they received threats directed at island COVID-19 testing facilities.
Police say that “out of an abundance of caution,” officers from several jurisdictions across the Greater Victoria area attended local testing facilities to check-in with staff members and patients.
According to VicPD, shortly after noon Friday, officers from the Saanich Police Department located a man and took him into custody.
No injuries or additional reports of threats have been seen, say police.