Maskless man arrested after allegedly spitting in face of another man at Metrotown (VIDEO)

Mar 24 2021, 12:07 pm

A West Vancouver man was arrested this week after allegedly spitting in the face of another man at Metrotown Mall in Burnaby.

In a statement to Daily Hive, Burnaby RCMP said that just after 11 am on March 22, officers responded to the mall for reports of an assault.

The 48-year-old suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with failing to wear a face covering, as per the Emergency Programs Act.

A video of the incident was captured and shared on social media, and police said they have been “made aware” of this, as well.

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“Our investigators are gathering additional evidence and will determine whether assault charges are appropriate,” said Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Brett Cunningham.

The man was released from custody a short time later, Cunningham added, and an assault investigation is ongoing.

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