A man with autism has suffered serious injuries following an attack in downtown Vancouver.
In a release, Vancouver Police say the man was transported to hospital and required surgery for a fractured hip after he was discovered in a lane downtown.
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Investigators canvassed the area for surveillance footage and “found a clear image of the suspect believed to be responsible for the serious assault.”
The image was then distributed to officers in the city, and a heads-up officer from the VPD’s Neighbourhood Response Team recognized the suspect.
The suspect was later located and arrested.
Police say the victim remains in hospital.