Richmond RCMP make arrest in alleged assault involving racial slurs

AT approximately 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Richmond RCMP responded to a business in the 3900-block of Moncton Street after the manager reported an alleged assault involving racial slurs.

Frontline officers responded quickly to the scene where they located and arrested the alleged suspect.

“An incident like this affects everyone in our community. We are in the early stages of this investigation, however, are asking anyone who may have witnessed or have video evidence to contact us immediately,” said Cpl. Adriana O’Malley.

“Racism has no place in our community,” said Chief Superintendent Will Ng. “I want to reassure the public that any investigation with potential hate motivated undertones will be given our full attention and oversight.”

Watch General Investigation Services have conduct of this file. This investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or email at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca and quote file number 2021-8311. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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