VicPD officers have arrested one man, and continue to investigate, after an assault last weekend involving bear spray.

The officers were on patrol at approximately 2:40 a.m. last 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 in order to further the investigation.

If you, or anyone you know, was in the area, or was a victim of this assault, please contact VicPD on the non-emergency line at 250-995-7654 or report it anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).
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