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Elderly woman randomly hit in face with brick: Winnipeg police

A file photo of a Winnipeg Police cruiser. File/Global News

An elderly Winnipeg woman was left injured and bleeding after police say she was attacked at random and hit in the face with a brick Sunday morning.

Police were called to the assault near Main Street and Dufferin Avenue around 10:30 a.m.

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A woman in her 70s was taken to hospital in stable condition after police say she was struck in the face with a brick by an unknown woman.

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Witnesses pointed officers to a suspect who is believed to have been intoxicated by an unknown substance.

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A 22-year-old woman from Winnipeg was arrested and has been charged with assault with a weapon.

The woman remains in police custody.

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