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One person has been arrested after a man with Down’s Syndrome was assaulted along Dallas Road on Saturday.

Shortly after 1 p.m. on April 17th, VicPD were called to Dallas Road near Camas Circle for a report of a fight.

When officers arrived, they located a man with Down’s Syndrome injured and being assisted by passersby.

According to the injured man,  he was suddenly attacked by a person he did not know. After the attack, the suspect fled when a passerby intervened.

The suspect was located nearby and was arrested for assault.

“When the officers took the suspect into custody, the man made concerning statements prompting the officers to transport him to hospital for a mental health assessment,” VicPD said in a statement.

The man was held in hospital under the mental health act and will face recommended charges of assault.

This file remains under investigation.

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

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