Attacking a possible hate crime
The Canadian Press – 21 May 2022 / 15:39 | History: 369621
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A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform as he makes a phone call after responding to an unknown incident in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, BC, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Vancouver Police are investigating a possible hate crime after an elderly man was sprayed on bears in the city’s Chinatown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver police are investigating a possible hate crime after an elderly man was sprayed at a bear in the city’s Chinatown.
They say the 87-year-old victim lived in the area and was out for a walk Friday morning when a stranger started making racist comments and sprayed him in the face.
Police say the suspect left the scene and has not been identified.
They say the victim was traumatized but not seriously injured.
Police say they are looking for a man about six feet tall and in his 30s or 40s, who was wearing a black jacket, dark-colored pants, a gray baseball cap, gray shoes with red trim and white soles, and he was carrying a black backpack
They say they have stepped up patrols in Chinatown and are working to address community concerns such as graffiti, street riots and racist incidents.