(Suspect in potential hate crime/VicPD)

VicPD say they have arrested a man in connection with a random attack investigated as a hate crime on a BC Transit bus in June.

Just after 4 p.m. on June 19 a pair of men flagged down officers in the 1100-block of Johnson Street.

They said one of the men, who is Black, was randomly struck by a man on the bus.

Video footage from the incident shows the victim entering the bus and heading towards a seat.

The suspect then stands up and strikes the victim without warning.

Other passengers then intervened and helped push the suspect off the bus.

Police say the victim’s injuries were non-life-threatening.

Acting on information from the public, officers were able to identify the suspect and arrested him on Thursday.

VicPD says the file remains under investigation.