Date: Monday, October 17, 2022
Victoria, BC – A man was arrested after randomly punching another man in the face Sunday morning.
VicPD officers were called to the intersection of Shelbourne and Denman streets just after 9 a.m. Sunday for a report that a man had been randomly punched at a bus stop there.
The victim told officers that he was approached by a stranger who verbally confronted him. The stranger then punched the victim once in the face and left the area.
As officers searched for the suspect, a witness pointed them towards the 2200-block of Shelbourne Street.
Officers located a man matching the suspect’s description and arrested him. The suspect was transported to VicPD cells. He was later released with a future court date and conditions.
The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the attack, but declined medical treatment.
This incident remains under investigation. If you have information about this incident and have yet to speak with officers, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.
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