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RCMP identify suspect in bizarre Richmond assault

A video that reportedly shows a man kicking a library employee in Richmond Wednesday, Feb. 28. (Screengrab Courtesy Youtube user: K Zu)
Summary

Police find suspect accused of kicking woman at Richmond community meeting

Motive unclear after man kicks woman in the stomach at Richmond's public library

RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) – A break in the case for Mounties in Richmond after video surfaced this week of an odd assault at the city’s public library.

RCMP now say they’ve identified and found the suspect believed to be responsible for kicking a woman and running off. The assault happened during the evening of Feb. 28.

“This was an isolated incident that was not racially or ethnically motivated,” says Corporal 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.”

The attack happen during a community presentation that was being held at the library, but police say it was unrelated to the night’s event.

It’s unclear what charges, if any, the suspect may face.

If you have any further information about this case you are asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604.278.1212 or via email at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.