VicPD have just released more details about the assault that left multiple people injured in downtown Victoria on Wednesday night.
According to the updates, over sixteen officers (including Patrol Officers, Major Crime Detectives, the Forensic Identification Unit, and the Saanich Police K9 unit) have been working on the investigation involving one man who injured several people and damaged properties on an attack spree in downtown Victoria.
Patrol officers were first called to the Pandora Ave and Store St area at about 9:45 PM on reports of an assault, after which they received multiple consecutive 911 calls about assaults involving the same suspect.
All of the injuries were deemed non-life-threatening.
Arrest and charges
It seems the individual went on a rampage, after which he was arrested and taken into custody at Douglas and Humboldt Streets.
So far, investigators are recommending he be charged with two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of assault causing bodily harm, five counts of assault with a weapon, one count of mischief, and several counts of breach of probation.
At this time, officers are seeking witnesses who were in the 500-block of Fisgard Street, Store and Wharf Streets from Fisgard to Broughton, the corner of Government and View streets, and the corner of Government and Broughton streets at around 9:45 PM – 10 PM last night.
They also wish to speak to victims and business owners who have not yet come forward.
If you have any information about the incident, please contact the Victoria Police Department at 250-995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.