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'Unprovoked assault': Witnesses sought in incident in Vancouver's West End
A bus bench on Davie Street near Granville is shown in this undated image from Google Street View.
VANCOUVER -- Police say they have a suspect, but are looking for witnesses to an assault in Vancouver's West End last week.
Officers outlined the incident reported the afternoon of May 7 in a statement Friday.
They say a 28-year-old woman had been sitting at a bus stop on David Street near Granville Street, shortly after 3 p.m.
A man approached and struck her in the head with a bag of plastic bottles, the Vancouver Police Department said.
Officers were called in, and a bystander identified a man they believed to be the suspect.
The 35-year-old was arrested, and has been charged with assault with a weapon.
The man has not been publicly identified by police, but officers did issue an appeal for witnesses in the case.
Investigators say there was a crowd in the area, and ask anyone who saw what happened to come forward.
Those with more information should call the VPD, or Crime Stoppers anonymously.