One person has been arrested following an assault on a man with Down syndrome along Dallas Road April 17. (Black Press Media file photo)

One person has been arrested following an assault on a man with Down syndrome along Dallas Road April 17. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man with Down syndrome attacked along Dallas Road

Suspected assailant arrested, sent to hospital for mental health assessment

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.

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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.

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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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