A man in his 20s is in police custody after allegedly assaulting an elderly woman in an unprovoked incident.

Police say an unprovoked October 4 incident between two strangers sent a woman to the hospital.

At around 4 p.m. officers were called to the 400 block of Webb Place, a small commercial area across the street from Portage Place. When they arrived, they found the senior. Police say she was kicked in the upper body. Emergency crews then took her to the hospital.

Now, a 24-year-old man is in custody. On Tuesday he was found and charged after a search by police in Winnipeg. He is facing an Assault Cause Bodily Harm charge and is in custody.