Police say a man is facing several charges including assault with a weapon after he attacked a restaurant worker with a metal bowl in downtown Victoria Tuesday morning.
Officers were called to the restaurant, in the 800-block of Douglas Street, for a report that the man forced his way through a back door of the business and began causing a disturbance in the kitchen.
“Staff attempted to escort the man out of the restaurant when the suspect struck a staff member with a metal bowl,” Victoria police said in a new release. The worker suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention.
Staff managed to get the man out of the restaurant and when officers found him near Douglas and Courtney streets, he was taken into custody.
Police say the suspect, a 29-year-old Victoria man, was transported to VicPD holding cells where he later spat on jail staff, prompting a charge of assaulting a peace officer.
The man also faces charges of forcible entry, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and mischief and was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Police are asking anyone who has information on the incident and hasn’t yet spoken with them to call them at 250-995-7654 extension 1 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.