Woman arrested after man stabbed 'several times' at temporary housing facility, police say
Published Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:22PM PST
The Victoria Police Department headquarters is shown: April 12, 2019. (CTV Vancouver Island)
VANCOUVER -- Victoria police have arrested a woman after a stabbing at a temporary housing facility in the city Saturday morning.
The incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. in the 100 block of Gorge Road East, police said in a news release.
Police said they were called to a "multi-unit temporary housing facility" in the area for a report that "one or more persons had been bear-sprayed."
When they arrived, officers found a man who had been bear-sprayed and stabbed several times, police said, adding that the man's injuries were not life-threatening and he was taken to hospital.
Police said they identified a female suspect in the incident, who they located in a suite in the building. She briefly barricaded herself inside, but then surrendered to officers, police said.
The woman was taken to jail to await a court appearance, and the investigation is ongoing, according to Victoria police.