POLICE – RCMP looking for witness to assault involving man walking dog

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a woman who witnessed an assault on Tranquille Road.

They say that on June 28, 2020 at 5 p.m., a man was walking on Tranquille Road with a German Shepherd, which was off leash and repeatedly running into traffic.

“The dog owner would call the dog back to him but, if the dog didn’t comply immediately, the man would grab and forcefully push the dog onto the sidewalk.  A woman walking by intervened and told the dog owner to stop.  The man yelled at her and said that he would have his dog attack her,” RCMP said in a news release.

“Another man observed what was happening and told the dog owner to leave the woman alone.  The suspect then allegedly pushed this man up against a wall and had his dog bite him.  A third man saw this attack and stepped in to intervene as well.  The suspect allegedly had his dog bite this man as well.”

Police were called and officers located the suspect and his dog nearby.  The man was arrested and all investigational information is being forwarded to the B.C. Prosecution Service who will determine what and if charges are appropriate.  The dog was seized by City of Kamloops bylaw officers.

One victim was taken to Royal Inland Hospital.  The other victim sought medical attention after the incident.  Both injuries were non-life threatening.

RCMP are looking for the woman who originally interacted with the suspect.  The only description of the female is that she is short, has blonde hair and walking south on Tranquille Road near Northills Mall.  The police would like to speak to this person as a witness.

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