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Richmond RCMP make arrest following an assault involving racist slurs

Last Updated Mar 29, 2021 at 9:48 pm PDT

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RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) — Richmond RCMP is investigating yet another incident involving racial slurs.

Mounties were called to a business in Steveston Monday afternoon after someone was assaulted and racist slurs were shouted at them.

Richmond RCMP Corporal Adriana O’Malley says one person has been arrested.

“I do want to stress is that obviously, any incident like this affects everyone in our community,” she tells NEWS 1130.

“We want to stress that racism has absolutely no place in our community, and we want to reassure the public that any investigation with potential hate-motivated undertones will be given our full attention and oversight,” she adds.

Police are not saying where this happened or the nature of the person’s injuries.

Mounties also refusing to disclose what slurs were used in the incident.

If you have any video of the incident or information, contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or by email at Richmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca and quote File number 2021-8311. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).