VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — An unprovoked assault in Victoria early Wednesday may have been a hate crime, according to police.
Officers say around 1 a.m. witnesses reported a man was allegedly struck over the head with a bottle by the suspect who yelled derogatory comments about his sexual orientation before taking off with a small group.
The man was taken to the hospital.
Do you recognize this man? He’s a suspect in a hate crime – an assault w a weapon that left a man w non-life-threatening injuries. Caucasian man, blond hair, baseball cap, grey hoodie, black pants. #yyj Call (250) 995-7654, ext 1 or @VicCrimeStop
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— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) June 25, 2020
Police are still looking for the suspect. He’s being described as white, with blond hair and was wearing a black baseball hat, a grey hoodie and black pants at the time of the attack.
Anyone who recognizes this suspect, or has information about this incident is asked to call police at 250-995-7654, extension 1. To report anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.