A social media video appears to show a man throwing an explosive or incendiary device at a group ofpeople in Maple Ridge on Friday night.
Details are sketchy, pending confirmation by Ridge Meadows RCMP; however, a video posted in social media shows the person approach a group in an alley.
He is carrying something flammable, and then there is a bang, and a large burst of flames. Three people run and the sounds of yelling and swearing can be heard. One person appears to drop and roll.
“Why would you do that to a dog!” a voice can be heard shouting.
There is a lot of profanity on the video.
Man approaches group of homeless people and their dog in Maple Ridge and throws a bottle of lit gasoline on them. No major injuries, FD and PD were on scene quickly and currently looking for the suspect(s) (OC)
by u/HalenHawk in vancouver
The incident happened behind a building on the Lougheed Highway near 222nd Street, behind the former Mission Ridge Auto Sales building.
The person who posted the video appears to have filmed it from a distance, at a balcony on Selkirk Avenue. They said there were no major injuries, and the fire was out before the fire department arrived.
Other media have reported that police have a person in custody, however the Ridge Meadows RCMP could not confirm that for The News as of Sunday morning.
The social media site had numerous comments about anti-homeless sentiments in Maple Ridge.
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