Man struck in the head with hammer in ‘unprovoked, random’ attack in Victoria

Man struck in the head with hammer in 'unprovoked, random' attack in Victoria

Victoria Police say they’ve arrested a suspect after a man was randomly attacked with a hammer in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue Thursday.

Officers were called to the area just before 9:30 a.m. after hearing a man walked up behind another man and struck him in the head with a hammer in what police are calling an “unprovoked” assault.

Investigators say the attack was captured on video and went to work searching for the suspect, who was found a short distance away. He was arrested without incident and transported to holding cells.

The victim was transported by paramedics to hospital for a significant but non-life-threatening injury to his head, according to police.

The suspect has since been released from custody with a court date and was also handed conditions that he cannot contact the victim or attend the 900-block of Pandora Avenue.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call police at 250-995-7654 extension 1 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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