Victoria police officers witness unprovoked attack

Trained martial arts fighter knocks victim unconscious in Pandora McDonald's

A 22-year-old Saanich man was knocked unconscious after what appeared to be an unprovoked attack early Sunday morning.

Victoria police officers noticed two men arguing inside the McDonald’s restaurant at 980 Pandora Ave., but before the officers could enter, the suspect was observed punching the victim in the side of the head.

Police arrested the suspect, who they say is trained in martial arts and is well known to them for violent behaviour.

The suspect was due in court Tuesday to face charges of assault causing bodily harm. The victim was transported to hospital and has since been released.

dpalmer@vicnews.com