News

Man assaults random victims in downtown Victoria

Two people are recovering after being randomly assaulted in downtown Victoria by an aggressive man Sunday night.

Around 6:50 p.m., Victoria police arrived to a call in the 1400-block of Wharf St., where several men were holding another man on the ground. The suspect allegedly assaulted a woman on the street and left her with minor head and face wounds before the Good Samaritans intervened.

The suspect was soon connected to another assault on an unsuspecting victim in the 400-block of Swift St. In that case, the man had been hit with a street sign.

Once in police cells, the suspect threatened to harm jail staff, said Bowen Osoko, VicPD spokesman.

"Given the random and unprovoked nature of the assaults, VicPD officers have also recommended the suspect be held pending trial," Osoko said.

A 41-year-old Victoria man faces charges of assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Prince Rupert LNG project delayed, others on track
 
B.C. lawyers vote to overturn Christian law school recognition
 
Ride-sharing company spooks taxi firms
RDN wary of tower, smart meters
 
Feds, province foresee labour shortage
 
Students want heaping platters of pasta to aid food bank
The Week — Oct. 27
 
Chalk it up to honesty
 
Blasting causes headaches for Langford homeowners

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 31 edition online now. Browse the archives.