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Person in crisis rescued from roof of Victoria hotel

A person in crisis was rescued from a rooftop by VicPD officers on Tuesday night.

Just before 6:45 pm, officers were called to a hotel in the 100-block of Douglas Street for a report of a person in crisis, who was reportedly armed with a baseball bat.

Police located a person on the roof of the hotel.

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Officers with the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT), including Crisis Negotiators, were deployed alongside officers and Victoria Fire Department firefighters to help rescue the person.

“At several times during the incident, the person in crisis positioned themselves at the rooftop ledge,” said the police.

“After several hours of negotiation, the person in crisis surrendered to officers and a Victoria Fire Department ladder truck was utilized to assist in bringing them down from the rooftop safely. “

The VicPD said the individual was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to hospital.

No one was physically injured during the call.



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