Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020

File: 20-44835

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man yesterday afternoon after a report that he assaulted another person with a weapon.

Shortly before 2 p.m. yesterday Patrol officers were called to the 400-block of Swift Street for a report that a man struck another man repeatedly with a wooden stick. Officers attended and learned that the attack was unprovoked and that the suspect and the victim were unknown to one another. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services paramedics.

The suspect left the scene prior to police arrival, but witnesses in the area provided officers with an excellent description and direction of travel. Patrol officers located the suspect a short distance away from the scene and took him into custody without incident.

The suspect was transported to cells and held for court. He faces recommended charges of assault with a weapon, two counts of breach of probation, and one count of breach of a release order.