Man left with 12 stitches in head after mask dispute at Vancouver gym

Feb 18 2021, 4:41 pm

Vancouver police are investigating a confrontation at a downtown gym that reportedly began over a dispute about mask-wearing on Wednesday.

In a release, VPD said the incident began when a patron at the gym asked another patron to put on a mask.

“The customer refused and witnesses say he later returned to confront the victim, pushing and punching him numerous times,” police said. And as the victim fell to the ground, he “hit his head on an exercise machine.”

Police were called to the gym and arrested the assailant, who was still in the gym at that point. Now, they say charges of assault causing bodily harm are being recommended.

The victim was taken to hospital and received 12 stitches for a head wound.

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