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VicPD arrested a man after he assaulted a staff member at a local shelter and a police officer.

Just after 12:30 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, March 31st, VicPD was called to a temporary housing site in the 1900-block of Blanshard Street for a report that a man assaulted a shelter staff employee.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the attack and the suspect fled after the attack.

Police located the suspect near the shelter.

As police approached the suspect in their cruiser, the suspect began to punch the vehicle as well as attempted to punch an officer in the face.

After a brief struggle, the suspect was taken into custody without incident where he was taken to VicPD cells, and later released with a court date and conditions.

The officer was not injured.

The suspect faces recommended charges of assault and assaulting a police officer.

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