Date: Friday, July 28, 2023
Victoria, BC – A 67-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man were assaulted Wednesday evening in the 1300-block of Fort Street.
Just after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, Patrol officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 1300-block of Fort Street. Officers determined that a 67-year-old woman had been struck in the face and a 66-year-old man had been pushed after approaching a man who was lighting grass on fire in front of an apartment building. The suspect also tried to strike a third person but was unsuccessful.
The suspect fled the scene on foot and was arrested a short distance away by officers.
The woman suffered potentially life-altering injuries and was transported to hospital. The suspect faces aggravated assault and assault charges and was held in custody to appear in court.
Further details about this investigation cannot be shared at this time as the matter is now before the courts.
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