Date: Thursday, March 24th, 2022

File: 22-10982

Victoria, BC – A suspect is in custody after returning to the victim who was being treated in hospital following an alleged assault with a machete in Beacon Hill Park early this morning.

Just after 6 a.m. this morning officers were called to Royal Jubilee Hospital for a report that a man had been brought to the hospital with severe, potentially life-altering injuries to his arm. Officers attended the hospital and began their investigation.

Additional officers located a crime scene in Beacon Hill Park, near the Petting Zoo.

Officers learned that a person known to the victim had struck them with a machete, and then had driven them to hospital from Beacon Hill Park.

A short time later the suspect returned to the victim at the hospital. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to cells.

Officers with the Integrated Canine Service as well as officers with VicPD’s Investigative Services Division including our Major Crime Unit and our Forensic Identification Section have all responded. Investigators remain on scene at Beacon Hill Park.

The victim is undergoing treatment for their injuries.

The suspect remains in custody.

The investigation remains ongoing.

If you have information about this incident, but have not yet spoken to officers, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.