A Winnipeg man is facing an assault charge after police say he attacked a senior on Wednesday morning.
The Winnipeg Police Service says in a release that foot patrol officers responded to an assault in the Skywalk system around 8:30.
Police say that the victim is a woman in her 70s, who uses portable oxygen and travels in a motorized wheelchair. She was travelling through the Skywalk near the Canada Life Centre and Cityplace entrance when a male not known to the victim attacked her from behind. Police allege that the suspect punched the woman in the face, causing injury and breaking her eyeglasses.
Security officers stepped in and interrupted the assault and contacted police while the suspect fled.
The victim was assessed on scene by Emergency Services Personnel and subsequently transported to hospital in stable condition.
Officers searched the adjoining areas and located the suspect walking through Cityplace.
A 28-year-old male of Winnipeg is facing the charge of Assault Cause Bodily Harm. He was released on an Undertaking as mandated per the Criminal Code.