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Video appears to show person throwing firebomb at group in Maple Ridge alley

Social media poster said street people were the target of the attack
Video appears to show a person firebombing a group of people in an alley in Maple Ridge. (Reddit)

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.

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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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Neil Corbett

About the Author: Neil Corbett

Neil Corbett has been a journalist for more than 30 years, the past decade with the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.
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