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VPD asks parents of a baby who was attacked to come forward

A glass bottle was thrown at a child in a stroller.
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The Vancouver Police Department is looking for the parents or caregivers of a baby who was reportedly the victim of an attack on city streets June 27.

Vancouver Police are investigating after a passerby witnessed an attack on a baby in a stroller at the intersection of Davie and Bidwell.

At 4:30 p.m. on June 27, a call was made to police reporting that a man was throwing a glass bottle at the child and their parents. The witness says that the bottle didn't hit the baby but the contents did splash both the child and the parents who were with them.

“This attack appears to be completely unprovoked, and must have been terrifying for everyone involved,” says Constable Tania Visintin. The family left before police arrived on the scene and so they were never identified.

“Based on the description given to police by the witness, a suspect was arrested nearby,” says Vistin. 

An unnamed 31-year-old Vancouver man has been arrested in connection to the incident, according to a recent VPD news release. Police are appealing to the baby’s parents or guardians to come forward so they may continue the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 604-717-4022.