Nanaimo man arrested
(Image / Tom Brenner)

Two Nanaimo men in their 70s ended up in a physical fight after one attacked the other over a comment about his off-leash dog.

According to a statement from Nanaimo RCMP, the two septuagenarians were walking their dogs on a trail near Glen Oaks Drive and Timbercrest Way at 7 a.m. on Wednesday when their paths crossed.

The victim in this incident mentioned to the attacker that his dog should be on a leash.

Police say the suspect, 72, immediately took offence to this suggestion and started yelling at the victim, 74, before punching him in the face.

The two were embroiled in a tussle for a short time, during which the suspect told the victim his age before leaving the scene, cussing and threatening the victim.

Officers are now searching for the attacker in this incident.

He is described as a 72-year-old white man of medium height and build, and had a white moustache.

The suspect was wearing green boots at the time of the incident and was walking a small, shaggy black dog.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.