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Richmond RCMP investigating alleged assault involving racial slurs

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 1:24 PDT, Thu May 5, 2022

Police are investigating after a report of an assault that allegedly involved racial slurs.

The incident took place around 4:25 p.m. on Sunday (May 1) in the 2900 block of Steveston Highway. During a family event, a man allegedly made racial remarks to the victim about his Indigenous heritage. Police say when the victim confronted the man, a physical altercation took place during which the victim was allegedly assaulted.

When police officers arrived on scene, the suspect had already left in a vehicle. However, officers were able to identify the suspect, who has since been arrested and released on an undertaking with conditions.

Following the assault, the victim allegedly threatened the suspect while brandishing a knife. There were multiple witnesses to this incident, some of whom have been interviewed. Police believe there may be more people who witnessed the incident but left prior to police arrival. 

Richmond RCMP is asking anyone who witnessed this incident to contact police. The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone who may have witnessed, or have information regarding this file, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file number 2022-11378. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca.

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