World News – CA – Two arrested after barricading themselves in a dwelling


Two men were arrested after barricading themselves in supportive housing on Gorge Road East

The incident began when Victoria Police were called to 300 block of Gorge Road East at 2 a.m. on Friday for a report that a man had stolen a vehicle

The vehicle owner was alerted to the theft and jumped into the truck to prevent the man from fleeing the scene The thief assaulted the vehicle owner, leaving him with non-fatal injuries

As he tried to leave the scene, the man drove the truck into a utility pole, causing extensive damage Victoria Police said it was not clear whether the owner of the vehicle was in the truck at the time of the crash

The man ran into the old Howard Johnson Hotel, which is used for supportive housing, and barricaded himself inside

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team and crisis negotiators worked for several hours to persuade the man to surrender He was arrested just after 8 am

However, a second man unrelated to the theft of the vehicle barricaded himself in the same suite for several hours Police said he was subject to conditions of a pledge not to be there The conditions stem from a serious assault case

Police said just before 1 p.m. the second man was arrested after officers used pepper spray to restrain him

The man who allegedly stole the vehicle faces charges of assault, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and theft of a vehicle over $ 10,000

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