Victoria Police says a man has been taken into custody after a weapons and mental health call on Hillside Avenue late Tuesday afternoon.

A large police presence could be seen in 11-hundred block of Hillside, with Graham Street closed from Hillside to Kings Road.

Police say officers responded to an apartment building just after 4:30 p.m. for a report a man was in crisis and had a weapon.

Victoria Police says the scene was contained and the man was contacted.

The Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) including the Crisis Negotiators responded.

The man was taken into custody a short time later and transported to hospital for evaluation.

There are no reports of injuries.

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