Particulars about whether or not this was a random assault or if the sufferer and suspect knew one another are nonetheless beneath investigation, nevertheless, Value mentioned they’ve had no different current reviews of comparable incidents within the space.

He mentioned there was quite a lot of details about this incident being unfold on social media.

“The group was conscious of the suspect’s description we had been on the lookout for primarily based on the small group the place it occurred, and we had been in a position to find the individual within the neighborhood of Morello Rd. later within the morning.”

In reference to social media hypothesis about who’s allegedly accountable, Value mentioned individuals ought to proceed with warning earlier than posting unverified info on-line.

“We’d simply warning individuals to not be tremendous hyper-vigilant or take issues into their very own palms. Should you see one thing that doesn’t look proper in your group or assume is suspicious, give us a name and we’ll come examine it and take care of it.”

Anybody with further info is requested to contact the Oceanside RCMP detachment at 250-248-6111 and quote file quantity 2022-7268.

The suspect’s title can’t be reported right now as no expenses have been laid.

Cost approval is as much as the discretion of the B.C. Prosecution Service.

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