Police are on the lookout for a man sought in an assault with a weapon near downtown Victoria.

Officers said they were responding to a report of an assault with a weapon in the 2600-block of Douglas Street at around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim in the attack called 911 and received help from bystanders until they were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The attacker is described as 5'2" tall with a medium build, blue top, brown pants and was seen carrying a red skateboard. He reportedly fled the area and was last seen in the 700-block of Hillside Avenue.

Police aren't specifying the weapon used in the attack.

Anyone who sees someone matching the suspect description is asked to call 911.

Those with information are asked to call police at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.