Vancouver police say a man accused of assaulting a mother and toddler is back in police custody after failing to appear in court.
Shakwan Kelly, 27, was arrested just before 8 am Thursday on Keefer Street, after someone recognized him and flagged a nearby patrol officer, the VPD said in a media release.
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The assault allegations stem from an incident on East Pender Street on July 9, which was captured on security video.
Police had been responding to reports of a shirtless man kicking cars in traffic when the suspect ran away through Chinatown, according to police.
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As he ran, the suspect struck a 40-year-old woman and her toddler, who were standing on the sidewalk, according to police.
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The woman struck her head, while the child suffered multiple scrapes.
Kelly was arrested and charged with assault, mischief and assaulting a police officer before being released.
When he failed to appear at a July 12 court hearing, police issued a BC-wide warrant.
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