An alleged machete assault within Beacon Hill Park has left a man in hospital with severe, potentially “life-altering” injuries, VicPD says.
On Thursday, just after 6 a.m., police were called to Royal Jubilee Hospital after a man was rushed in suffering injuries to his arm.
An investigation quickly ensued, leading officers to find a crime scene not far from the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm.
That’s when investigators learned that a person known to the victim had struck him with a machete—before driving him to Royal Jubilee.
The suspect then returned to the hospital and was arrested, according to VicPD. They currently remain in custody and have been moved to a holding cell.
At this time, the investigation into the assault is ongoing, and police note that the victim is undergoing treatment for his injuries.
The Integrated Canine Service and VicPD’s Investigative Services Division have been called in to help, with investigators remaining at the crime scene Thursday afternoon.
Anyone with information about this incident who has not yet spoken to officers is asked to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.