Hamilton man arrested following several ‘violent incidents’

Police say the incidents happened the downtown core Saturday evening. Lisa Polewski / 900 CHML

Hamilton Police have made an arrest after a series of violent incidents over the weekend.

Investigators say just before 8 p.m. on Saturday, a man went into a Hasty Market on John Street South near Charlton Avenue East and assaulted an employee with what they are describing as a baton or pipe.

Shortly after, police say the same man went into the City Mart located on King Street just across from Gore Park and again, assaulted an employee with a baton before taking off on foot.

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Police say he then went down King Street, and assaulted a bystander, who was seriously injured and taken to hospital.

Joshua Szarak, 36, facing charges of robbery with intent to steal and assault with a weapon.

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