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VicPD have confirmed one of their officers was struck by a vehicle early Monday morning.

The incident occurred just before 9 a.m. on Pandora Avenue. The injured officer was on special duty assignment outside of Our Place Society assisting City of Victoria Bylaw staff.

In a media release, VicPD said the officer was standing next to a police cruiser when he was struck by a driver of another vehicle from behind.

While VicPD didn’t release details of the incident, one witness report stated the VicPD officer appeared to be pinned between the car and a dumpster.

The officer was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries while the driver of the vehicle was arrested on scene and taken into custody.

VicPD said the vehicle was stolen and the suspect was not injured.

The 900-block of Pandora Avenue remains closed as the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the non-emergency line 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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