Bunbury Detectives have arrested and charged a 25-year-old Usher man over his alleged involvement in a wounding incident at the weekend.
South-West police allege the attack took place in Carey Park at 12.45pm on Saturday, February 22.
A 73-year-old man was seen leaving a shopping centre, on Brittain Road, when he was approached by the accused.
The 25-year-old allegedly struck the victim twice with a chisel, causing a laceration to the victim's abdomen.
The 73-year-old then fell to the ground, as the accused fled the scene.
According to police, several members of the public had feared for their safety.
Security personnel from the centre responded to the incident, and followed the offender as he ran across Bussell Highway and into a park area.
The 25-year-old was later apprehended and charged by police. He was refused bail at the time.
Immediately following the attack, the victim was taken by St John Ambulance to Bunbury Regional Hospital for treatment.
It is believed the accused and the victim were not known to one another.
In a separate incident, the same 25-year-old allegedly breached the conditions of a violence restraining order.
He attended Perth Magistrates Court on February 23, charged with one count each of committing an act with intent to cause bodily harm, being armed in a way to cause fear, and breaching a violence restraining order.
Anyone with information about either incident has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppers.com.au.
Callers can choose to remain anonymous.
Bunbury police can also be reached on 9722 2111.