Senior citizen assaulted, 25-year-old suspect arrested

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Source: BPS News Release

On June 27, 2022 shortly before 7:00 pm, police responded to a report of an assault on the Daly Overpass.

Investigation revealed that the 25-year-old male suspect attacked a 72-year-old male who was watching the construction of the new bridge.  The assault was unprovoked.  The suspect attempted to strangle the victim using a type of shoelace.  The victim was able to fight off the suspect by flipping him over his shoulder and restraining him.  A passerby assisted in restraining the suspect until police arrived.

Police arrested the suspect and lodged him at Brandon Police Service.  He will appear in court today on charges of Assault by Choking, Possess Weapon Dangerous, Breach of Probation and Assault with Weapon.  Alcohol is believed to have played a factor in the suspect’s behavior.  The victim did not require medical attention.