File photo

Victoria police officer assaulted with weapon

Officer responded to early morning call of unwanted person at an Esquimalt residence

A Victoria police officer is recovering after being assaulted with a weapon in the early morning hours of Sunday Nov. 12 at a private residence in Esquimalt.

Initially alone, the officer responded to a call of an unwanted person in the 1100-block of Lyall Street just after 4 a.m. The resident discovered a man on her back porch attempting to enter the home, and called 911.

RELATED: VicPD officers hurt in separate weekend incidents

When the officer arrived, he discovered the man at the back door of the residence and upon approaching him, was attacked. During the physical struggle that ensued, the officer was assaulted, and then assaulted again with a weapon.

“The communication centre and the resident spoke [via the officer’s radio] and communicated that the officer was involved in the struggle and multiple officers then arrived on scene,” said Victoria Police spokesman Bowen Osoko.

Despite his injuries, the officer was able to restrain the man until backup arrived. Osoko said the resident initially thought the man to be a stranger but later recognized him, though it is still unclear as to why the man was there.

The officer was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, treated and released, and is now recovering. The suspect will be charged with assaulting an officer and assaulting an officer with a weapon and is expected to appear in court later this month.

kristyn.anthony@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Hurricanes breeze past Giants

Not much went right for Vancouver as Giants see Langley Events Centre winning streak come to an end

Education minister blasts Chilliwack school trustee on gender issues

Fleming calls Neufeld’s behaviour ‘shameful’ and ‘unacceptable’

UPDATE: Brookswood Secondary lockdown lifted (with video)

Huge police presence outside the school after reports of suspicious male, possibly with a gun

Precious Blood Parish victim to ‘bloody’ vandalism attacks

Fake blood poured on statues of Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary

Remember the Titans: Langley Fundamental wins school’s first-ever soccer banner

Langley senior boys soccer team is the best in B.C. after dethroning the defending champions

Angel trucks everywhere in Langley

The Jackmans donated a brand new truck to Kimz Angels, making that four in the fleet

VIDEO: ‘She is a tough cookie,’ says husband of found Coquitlam dog walker

Annette Poitras found alive in the woods on Wednesday morning

BC Transit buses to get safety door for drivers

These new full-length doors will be tested in Victoria, Kelowna and Abbotsford

‘Fresh eyes’ looking into three missing Cowichan Tribes men

First Nations want answers to their disappearances

Pedestrian hit moments after receiving safety reflector from police

The Vancouver Island man was treated for minor injuries by police at the scene

FortisBC LNG site exports first shipment of gas to China

The shipment is part of a pilot project that could see more exports in the future.

BC RCMP hunt for white SUV that rammed cruiser

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a white SUV headed north on the Yellowhead Highway

B.C. to reimburse methadone patients for taking clinic fees off welfare cheques

Provincial government agrees to pay back more than $5.5 million in deducted fees

Police look for Alberta woman believed to be in Lower Mainland

Serenity Rosewell and Jazmine Sleva of Sylvan Lake have been reported missing

Most Read