Richmond RCMP locate the suspect in assault incident at library (update)


RICHMOND RCMP announced on Friday afternoon that they have identified and located the suspect allegedly responsible for the assault that occurred on Wednesday (February 28) at the Richmond Public Library located at 7700 Minoru Gate.

The library was hosting a large community event in the early evening hours when shortly before 5:30 p.m., a male suspect is alleged to have kicked a staff member, knocking her to the ground. The suspect fled on foot.

The victim, a woman in her early 60s, was not seriously injured.

Richmond RCMP said they can confirm that this incident was unrelated to the community presentation being held at the library that evening.

“This was an isolated incident that was not racially or ethnically motivated,” said Cpl. Dennis Hwang. “We remind people to exercise a critical lens in what they see, hear, or read before any judgements are made.  If anyone has witnessed or filmed an incident that may require our involvement, please contact the police first.”