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Video: Man allegedly attacks 15-year-old boy from behind in Vancouver mall

Police say it was a "seemingly random assault."

Vancouver Police are releasing a video of an alleged "seemingly random assault" on a teenager in the hopes that people will come forward.

On March 8 around 11:45 a.m., a 15-year-old boy was walking in Pacific Centre mall when a man came up to him from behind and allegedly "leg-swept him to the ground," explains a news release.

After the assault, the alleged suspect fled the area but was followed by mall security. VPD patrol officers were called immediately and quickly located the suspect.

The teen did not suffer serious physical injuries.

“Although we have arrested a suspect in this case, we are still gathering evidence,” says Cst. Tania Visintin. “We are particularly interested in speaking to people who saw the suspect immediately before or after the alleged assault, or overheard any interaction the suspect had with the victim or other people."

Faisal Abubaker, 25, has been charged with assault and was released from custody until his next court appearance.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 604-717-2541.

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