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Man charged in racist, sexist rant on Burnaby bus

Raul Miguel Rubio-Alabau is charged with four offences, including assault and uttering threats

A 45-year-old man has been charged after a number of racist and sexist incidents in Burnaby.

Mounties received a report of a man being “racially abused” and assaulted near Parker Street and Alpha Avenue on Thursday around 4 p.m., police said in a news release.

Officers found the suspect in the 4400 block of Hastings Street, near Willingdon.

Employees from a nearby liquor store approached them and said the man had stolen alcohol moments earlier.

Police received a third report from a witness who’d seen a man make racist and sexist comments on a bus that afternoon.

The RCMP confirmed it was the same suspect, and confirm they’re aware of a video circulating online of the bus incident.

Raul Miguel Rubio-Alabau is charged with assault, mischief, theft and uttering threats.

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