One person was arrested and sent for a mental health assessment following an attack on a man with Down syndrome along Dallas Road Friday.
Shortly after 1 p.m. Friday (April 16), police were called to Dallas Road near Camas Circle for a report of a fight. When they arrived, they found a man with Down syndrome who had suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was being assisted by a passerby.
The injured man told police he had been attacked by a man he didn’t know. The suspect fled when the passerby intervened.
Officers located a suspect nearby and arrested him. Because of concerning statements he made, police decided to take him to the hospital for a mental health assessment. He was admitted to hospital for treatment.
Anyone with information can contact the VicPD report desk at 250-995-7654, extension 1, or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Editor’s Note: The original version of this story said the incident occurred on April 17. Police have since corrected their release to say it actually occurred on April 16.
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