Police arrested Chadwick Wsiaki in Hollywood Park on Monday. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Machete-wielding assault suspect arrested in Victoria park while wearing disguise

Chadwick Wsiaki, 35, was wanted on Canada-wide warrant

A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant has been arrested in a Victoria park.

Chadwick Wsiaki, who was the subject of a wanted alert from Victoria police on Monday, is a suspect in a violent assault that occurred on Oct. 4 in Stadacona Park where he is alleged to have assaulted a woman and brandished a machete.

RELATED: Police search for man suspected of brandishing machete, assault in Victoria park

VicPD officers were able to track Wsiaki to Hollywood Park, in the 1600-block of Fairfield Road, where they found him wearing a disguise. Officers arrested him just before midnight on Monday.

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Wsiaki was transported to cells and held for his warrants. The assault remains under investigation.

According to police, several tips from the community assisted in locating the wanted man.


 

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