Tourist Badly Assaulted in Unprovoked Attack

File:     14-31907Date:   Tuesday, July 22, 2014Listen: Tourist Badly Assaulted in Unprovoked Attack      Victoria BC – VicPD officers are investigating after a Spanish tourist was assaulted in an unprovoked attack earlier this afternoon. Officers were called to the area of Courtney and Blanshard streets just after 1 p.m. by a bystander reporting the assault. When officers and the Provincial Ambulance Service came on scene they found the victim, a man in his 30’s with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The victim was quickly taken to the hospital for medical treatment and relayed to officers what had occurred. He stated he was sitting on a bench in the courtyard near the library, and near the suspect, when the suspect started talking to himself.  The suspect suddenly got up and started randomly attacking him.  The suspect then fled the scene. Officers are now looking for the suspect and hoping the public can help. The suspect is described as a man in his early 20’s with an olive complexion and clean shaven. He had a ‘sharp’ nose and collar length curly hair. At the time of the incident was wearing a baseball hat, a black backpack, grey/brown shirt and black shoes with blue a neon stripe. If you have any information on this assault, please call VicPD on the non-emergency line at 250-995-7654. Tourist Badly Assaulted in Unprovoked Attack by Victoria Police Department is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.