The Richmond RCMP have identified and located the person they say is “allegedly responsible” in the kicking of a librarian at the Richmond Public Library on Wednesday.
Mounties launched an investigation after an individual was witnessed kicking the librarian during a community meeting on a modular housing project for the homeless that was taking place at the library’s Brighouse branch on Minoru Gate.
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Police have confirmed that the incident was not related to the meeting.
“This was an isolated incident that was not racially or ethnically motivated,” said RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang.
“We remind people to exercise a critical lens in what they see, hear, or read before any judgments are made. If anyone has witnessed or filmed an incident that may require our involvement, please contact the police first.”
Stan Lomas, a witness to the incident, was at the library when he heard a commotion.
He said it sounded like someone flipped a table or chair, and there was shouting, but he couldn’t make out what was being said.
Lomas said there were three security guards at the scene, but that they “did nothing, I was quite surprised about that.”
“Somebody should have gone after him,” he said.
- With files from Jordan Armstrong