RICHMOND, BC (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Police in British Columbia have reommended against pressing charges in an alleged assault case that was rumored to have involved Justin Bieber.
According to the Montreal Gazette, the investigation stems from an Oct. 16 incident that occurred at a Richmond laser-tag center in which a father claims that his 12-year-old son was assaulted by another boy, resulting in minor injuries. Rumors quickly spun up across the 'net that named the alleged perpetrator of the assault as none other than Justin Bieber, but police have refused to confirm that the teen pop star was involved.
According to TMZ, Bieber was cornered by several other boys during a game of laser tag, with one of them directing homophobic slurs against the singer. TMZ reported that Bieber pushed one of the boy's hands away as he was trying to extricate himself from the situation and that this was what prompted the assault charge.
"We are aware of speculations concerning the identity of one of the parties allegedly involved," said Richmond RCMP. "However, we would like to remind the public that we do not release the names of any suspect until charges have been laid. In cases where the accused is under the age of 18, the identity of the person is not released as per the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers