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RCMP searching for suspect in racist tirade at B.C. drive-thru

RCMP are asking for the public's help to identify a suspect accused of launching into a racist tirade at a drive-thru in Richmond, B.C., earlier this month. 

Man yelled at family in car, hurled anti-Asian slurs at bystander at a Burger King in Richmond: police

RCMP released a photo of the suspect in a racist incident at a Burger King in Richmond, B.C., on May 1. (Supplied by Richmond RCMP)

UPDATE — May 20, 2021: The suspect accused in the incident described below will not be criminally charged, according to RCMP. Police said the suspect and the victim agreed on an alternative measure, which is a judicial process that allows for resolution outside of the courts.

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RCMP are asking for the public's help to identify a suspect accused of launching into a racist tirade at a drive-thru in Richmond, B.C., earlier this month. 

Police said the man was standing near the drive-thru window at a Burger King on May 1 when he approached a family sitting in their SUV and started yelling at them.

A witness came forward to RCMP two days later, after three videos of the incident were posted on Reddit. 

"It was reported that this male was making racial comments and may have threatened someone at the same time," said RCMP Cpl. Ian Henderson.

"We're still looking to identify this man and we would like to speak to him ... It is unacceptable behaviour."

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The three videos capture a man walking and shouting in the drive-thru, removing a blue face mask to yell at the person behind the camera.

"He wasn't in a vehicle, he was standing there and he was approaching vehicles in the drive-thru which, in itself, is a rather bizarre behaviour," said Henderson.

The suspect is described as white, five feet six inches tall, with a heavy build and short grey hair. He had a partial beard and wore a grey, long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and black-framed glasses. 

Police said the incident was not reported to police prior to the videos appearing online and officers have not been able to locate the suspect.

Anyone who recognized the suspect or who has photos of the incident is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 if they want to remain anonymous.

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