Metro Vancouver Transit Police are investigating after a disturbing video was posted on TikTok showing a woman who appears to have been pushed off a bus after she apparently spit on another passenger.
Sgt. Clint Hampton confirmed that Transit Police are aware of the video, and are trying to find out more about what happened.
He said the investigation is in the early stages and police have yet to speak to the person who posted the video.
Hampton said police know the incident happened on a bus at Nanaimo and Hastings streets, but are not sure yet when it occurred.
He anticipated police would have an update on Monday.
In the video, the bus is stopped when a woman, who is standing in the aisle and not wearing a face mask, appears to spit on a man. The man, who is wearing a face mask, appears shocked and disgusted, gets up from his seat and appears to push the woman twice. After the second push, the woman can be seen falling onto a sidewalk.
TransLink requires that all passengers wear a face mask on public transit in Metro Vancouver.
The woman could face charges because spitting on someone is considered assault under Canada’s criminal code.
Transit Police are asking anyone involved in the incident or who witnessed it to call the tip line at 604-516-7419.
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