Police identify man who kicked woman at Richmond Public Library

Mar 3 2018, 7:17 am

After a man was caught on camera kicking a woman to the ground at the Richmond Public Library earlier this week, the RCMP now say they have located the suspect allegedly responsible for the assault.

The incident reportedly took place just before 5:30 pm on February 28, while the library was hosting an open house for a housing project to benefit the homeless.

A man, believed to be in his mid-30s, allegedly kicked a staff member who was knocked to the ground as a result.

The suspect then fled the scene. The victim, a woman in her early 60s, was not seriously injured.

As part of their announcement that that they had found the suspect, police said the attack was “unrelated” to the community event that was being held at the time of the incident.

“This was an isolated incident that was not racially or ethnically motivated,” said Richmond RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang.

Hwang also reminded people that anyone who has witnessed – or filmed – an incident that may require police involvement should contact them first.

No further updates on the incident are being offered at this time.

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