One man is in custody after he randomly attacked a forensic officer with a skateboard during a stabbing investigation in Victoria last night.
VicPD were initially called to a stabbing incident at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday September 15th, at a residence in the 1400-block of Harrison Street.
It was later determined the incident occurred in the 1000-block of Pandora Avenue and MCU investigators, Integrated Canine Service (ICS) and VicPD’s Forensic Identification Section (FIS) attended the scene to search for evidence.
A couple hours into the investigation, a FIS officer was processing the stabbing scene near the intersection of Pandora Avenue and Vancouver Street— an area blocked off by police tape.
The officer, who was in full duty uniform, was approached by a man as he walked back into the crime scene and was verbally confronted by the individual.
Police said without warning, the man raised a skateboard and swung it at the FIS officer’s head.
The FIS officer was able to fight off the attack and when he told the suspect he was under arrest, the suspect attempted to flee the area.
When the suspect was transported to VicPD cells, police learned that the he had an outstanding warrant from another department.
This warrant was also executed while the man was in VicPD cells.
The FIS officer was able to continue to process the scene with alternate equipment.
The suspect was later released with future court dates.
In relation to the stabbing incident, the suspect remains at large.
MCU investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward. If you have information about this incident, call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.