Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 

Files: 24-2512 & 24-2513

Victoria, BC – Officers arrested a man for randomly stabbing a cyclist outside VicPD headquarters and committing a series of offences at a downtown childcare facility earlier this morning. 

Just before 8 a.m. this morning, officers responded to a stabbing that occurred just outside VicPD headquarters near the intersection of Caledonia Avenue and Quadra Street. The victim was passing by on a bicycle when they were approached by the suspect and slashed with a knife. 

The victim was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  

Through the course of the investigation, officers learned the suspect had entered a downtown childcare facility approximately one hour prior to the stabbing incident. Once inside, the suspect reportedly stole a tablet and pulled the fire alarm before leaving the building. No children were believed to be in the vicinity of the suspect at the time of the incident. VicPD Detectives and the childcare facility managers are supporting the families and staff. 

The suspect remains in custody pending a court hearing and further details cannot be shared at this time.