VicPD cruiser
(courtesy VicPD)

VicPD arrested a man who assaulted a staff member at a local shelter on Tuesday after chasing him on foot.

Shortly before 7:30 a.m. on March 16th, VicPD officers were called to a community shelter in the 2900-block of Douglas Street for reports of an assault by a man on a staff member.

The staff member suffered non-life threatening injuries.

As officers arrived at the shelter, the suspect fled the scene.

Officers chased the suspect on foot, following him to Nanaimo Street and Topaz Avenue.

The man attempted to hide in the back of a moving van, but the officers located him and took him into custody.

Officers learned that the suspect had already been subject to conditions that he was not able to attend the shelter after a separate incident where he assaulted a staff member.

The man was transported to cells at VicPD where he was held to await court and he faces charges of assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats, and breach of an undertaking.

This file remains under investigation.

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