VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — A used needle was found tied to a staircase railing near a popular walking path, and Victoria Police believe it was meant to hurt someone.
The needle was found Sunday night around 5 p.m. with a small amount of blood on it near Beacon Hill Park.
Officers located a used, uncapped hypodermic needle secured to a staircase railing near a heavily used path in Beacon Hill Park today. If you saw anything, please call 250-995-7654, press 1. @VicCrimeStop to remain anonymous. #yyj
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) August 3, 2020
Police are appealing for witnesses, and are bumping up nightly patrols around the park area.
Anyone with information is asked to call the non-emergency line at 250-995-7654 and select option 1 for the report desk. To remain anonymous, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.