VANCOUVER Police said on Saturday they have identified a man recorded making offensive and homophobic comments in a video that went viral on social media earlier this week.
Police launched an investigation on Tuesday, after a 27-year-old man posted a TikTok video recorded outside the Burrard Station. In the video, a man is heard making homophobic comments and other insults.
The 34-year-old suspect, a Chilliwack resident, turned himself in to VPD Hate Crimes investigators Thursday morning and was arrested for his role in the alleged crime, and for an unrelated firearms offence.
He has since been released pending his next court appearance on March 29.
Because charges have not yet been formally laid, the man cannot be identified, police said.