One man has been arrested after an employee at a downtown pizza place was attacked Tuesday night after asking two men arguing to leave the area.

In a media release, VicPD said they were called to the Pizza Hut located at 911 Yates Street just after 10 p.m. for a report of a man violently attacking a woman.

Police located the woman lying on the sidewalk suffering from non-life-threatening injuries sustained from the assault.

The woman, an employee of Pizza Hut, had asked two men who were arguing outside the front doors of the restaurant to leave the area.

One of the men then attacked the victim, reportedly punching her several times. The suspect then threw the victim to the ground before fleeing the scene.

The following morning, around 8 a.m., VicPD officers located and arrested the suspect in the 1000-block of View Street.

The woman was transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services paramedics. The severity of her injuries is unknown.

VicPD are asking anyone with surveillance footage in the area of the assault, or information about the incident to contact them.

The suspect remains in police custody.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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