Victoria BC - Several officers, including Detectives from our Major Crime Division, have been investigating this serious incident since last week.
Through speaking with witnesses, reviewing surveillance footage and speaking with the individual who used the needle, it has been determined that the needle was being used for a medical purpose and was not placed with any malicious intent. While officers are relieved that this has been determined to not be malicious, it is still troubling when people do not dispose of their needles properly, regardless of their purpose. This incident should serve as a reminder to dispose of needles in an appropriate receptacle. Not doing so can result in dangerous consequences as was the case in this incident.
The person who improperly discarded the needle has cooperated with our investigation.
Our investigation continues into the needle incident on Johnson Street and we will update the public if and when one is available.