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Victoria Police have arrested one man after a random, unprovoked attack on another person in downtown Victoria.

At around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, police attended the 400-block of Swift Street for a report that one man had hit another man repeatedly with a wooden stick.

When officers arrived, they learned that the two men were not known to each other and the attack was unprovoked.

The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital by paramedics.

Although the suspect left the area before police arrived, officers were able to locate and arrest him after witnesses provided an accurate description and told police which way he had gone.

He was taken into custody and transported to cells to be held for court.

The suspect is facing recommended charges of assault with a weapon, two counts of breach of probation, and one count of breach of a release order.

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