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Man in his 70s attacked from behind in ‘unprovoked’ Winnipeg assault, police say

A handgun and $8,600 in drugs have been seized after a vehicle was searched on Burrows Ave on Sept 29,. Shane Gibson/Global News

A Winnipeg man has been charged with assault with a weapon and public mischief after an “unprovoked attack,” Sunday night on a victim in his 70s, police said.

Police said the victim, who was using a walker, was near the Disraeli Freeway and Henry Avenue intersection around 10 p.m. when a man approached him from behind and hit him in the head with a wooden board. The victim fell down and the man took off on foot.

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A nearby security guard managed to chase the man down and hold him until police arrived.

The 24-year-old, who provided police with a fake name when he was initially arrested, is in custody.

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