-Sooke RCMP release
At approximately 6:15 PM on September 29th, 2016, members of Sooke RCMP responded to a call from a BC Transit Bus, at the main bus stop in Sooke in front of the Village Foods mall. A male subject was causing a disturbance, and threatening to kill passengers and himself on the bus. The suspect departed the bus shortly before police arrival, but was located and arrested nearby.
Before police could speak with the driver and other witnesses, the bus departed. We are asking that anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241.
A 32 year old male of no fixed address in the Greater Victoria area remains in police custody, facing charges of uttering threats. This subject, who is very well known to police, was arrested yesterday after reports were received of him screaming incoherently at another bus stop in Sooke on Sooke Road. He was transported to Royal Jubilee Hospital for assessment under the Mental Health Act. After several hours, Sooke officers were able to leave the hospital when this subject was admitted to hospital for psychiatric assessment.
Jeffrey McArthur S/Sgt, Sooke RCMP Detachment