VicPD Cruiser Downtown

VicPD arrested a man on Saturday after he swung a large metal pole at people and vendors in Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 31st, officers responded to a call at the intersection of Government and Belleville Streets after reports of a man swinging a large metal pole at people and vendors’ displays.

Several officers immediately responded to the scene and located the suspect on the lower causeway of the Inner Harbour.

VicPD officers drew a firearm and conductive energy weapons when the man failed to listen to officers ordering him to surrender the metal pole.

The man did not acknowledge police commands, so officers took physical control of the suspect and took him into custody.

The suspect, a 31-year-old man, faces recommended charges of assault with a weapon, mischief, and breach of a release order.

Officers investigated the incident and learned that the suspect attacked a vendor’s display with the metal pole, which resulted in a physical assault of the vendor.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries in the assault.

VicPD are asking anyone with information about the incident to call (250) 995-7654.

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