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VicPD arrested a man with a violent criminal history less than two hours after he was released on Tuesday.

On April 27th, around 10 a.m., VicPD, working with Community Services Division (CSD) and the Behavioural Assessment and Management Unit (BAMU) worked to monitor a 38-year-old man upon his release from custody.

VicPD expressed significant public safety concerns about the man’s likelihood of reoffending, given his violent criminal history.

The man has over 70 criminal convictions, including a number of unprovoked and random assaults and offences which include assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, assaulting a police officer, robbery, uttering threats, weapons possession, and numerous breaches of release orders.

Noted by police was an incident in 2019 when he injured several correctional facility staff with a makeshift weapon, and an incident in 2020, when he assaulted a stranger who confronted him for pulling on vehicle door handles in a parking lot.

At the time of his release, the man was bound by the conditions of his probation.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., on the day of his release, officers observed the man breach several of his probation conditions.

Police arrested him in the 800-block of Johnson street without incident.

He was then transported to VicPD cells where he was held in custody.

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