Pair bear sprayed on Victoria street

Victoria police arrest one man; seeking victims of assault

  • Dec. 16, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Victoria police have arrested one man after an assault last weekend involving bear spray.

Police officers were on patrol at approximately 2:40 a.m. Saturday in the 1600-block of Quadra Street, when they noticed a man, well known to them for violence, attempt to spray a couple with what appeared to be bear spray.

The officers ran over and arrested the man, but by the time they had him in custody, the victims of the assault had fled the area.

Officers are hoping to recommend charges of assault with a weapon, but still need to talk to the victims.