A VicPD officer is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries after being bitten by a woman over the weekend during an arrest.
The assault occurred when the officer was arresting the suspect for two random assaults in downtown Victoria on Sunday, July 18th.
Officers were called to the intersection of Government and Wharf Streets at approximately 10 p.m. for a report that a woman had randomly assaulted two people and was being held there.
Witnesses reported that the woman had approached two people unknown to her, confronted and then assaulted each of them.
The two victims worked together to bring the random assaults to an end and detained the woman while nearby witnesses called police.
While witnesses were holding the woman to prevent further assaults and wait for officers to arrive, she spat in both of their faces.
When the first officer arrived he located the women – being held by two people – and moved to take the woman into custody.
The woman fought with him and then bit him.
Without suffering any further injury, the officer took the woman into custody.
She was returned to cells where she was held until sober then released on conditions with a pending court date.
VicPD said the two assaulted individuals and the officer required additional medical treatment, as injuries that involve biting, spitting and bodily fluids can also carry the potential risk of complications.
The woman was not injured during the incidents.
VicPD are asking anyone with information to call them at (250) 995-7654.