Date: Monday, April 4, 2022

File: 22-12291

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man on the weekend after he randomly assaulted a father walking with his family in Victoria.

Shortly after 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2nd, Patrol officers were called to the area of Fort Street and Stadacona Avenue for a report that a man was striking another man on the sidewalk. Officers attended and learned that a father had been the victim of a random assault while walking with his wife and infant in a stroller. The family was walking on Fort Street when a stranger approached the man from behind and struck him several times in the head. The suspect also reportedly pushed the woman and stroller carrying an infant into the roadway. The family was not physically injured in the incident.

The suspect ran from the scene. However, witnesses pointed out the suspect as officers arrived. The suspect was taken into custody in the area of Fort and St. Charles streets without further incident.

Officers transported the suspect to VicPD cells where he was later released with a court date and conditions. The suspect, a 30-year-old man, faces recommended charges of assault.

This file remains under investigation.

If you have information about this incident and have not yet spoken with investigators please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.