Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022

File: 22-38313

Victoria, BC – Officers have arrested a man for assault with a weapon after another man was struck in the head with a hammer in an unprovoked, random attack this morning.

Patrol officers were called to the 900-block of Pandora Avenue just before 9:30 a.m. this morning for a report that a man had attacked another man from behind, striking him in the head with a hammer. Officers arrived, located the victim and learned the attack had been captured on video. Officers learned that the attack appeared to have been random and unprovoked.

Officers began to search for the suspect. The victim was transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services paramedics for a significant, but non-life-threatening, head injury.

Officers located the suspect a short distance away. He was arrested without incident and transported to VicPD cells.

The suspect was released with a future court date and conditions not to contact the victim and not to attend the 900-block of Pandora Avenue.

This incident remains under investigation.

If you have information about this incident, please call (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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