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VicPD arrested a 48-year-old man today after assaulting a woman with a hammer in Irving Park.

According to a media release, on Monday morning, at 9:45 a.m., officers were called to a verbal altercation at Irving Park in the 200-block of Menzies Street.

En route, officers learned that the argument escalated to where the man destroyed the woman’s tent with a baseball bat, and then assaulted her with a hammer.

VicPD arrived on scene, located the suspect and took him into custody.

Police said the suspect has a lengthy criminal history which includes more than 50 criminal convictions.

He faces charges of assault with a weapon, breach of probation, and breach of a release order.

VicPD do not believe this incident is related to intimate partner violence.

This file remains under investigation.

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