Man Charged in Spitting Incident | Justin Riaz Williams 31 years old of Calgary, was reportedly arrested and charged with three counts of assault and one count of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public. Police said they are still investigating and more charges are possible.
Charges have been officially laid following an incident that occurred over the weekend where multiple Calgarians were spit on.
The incident happened on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at approximately 8 p.m., on a pathway in the community of Ramsay. During the incident the offender, while unprovoked, allegedly spat on at least three separate individuals and used racial slurs.
A witness confronted the offender, who then threatened the witness with a weapon.
A video of the incident was circulated online and the offender was quickly identified.
On Sunday, July 19, 2020, Justin Riaz Williams, 31, of Calgary, was taken into custody and charged with three counts of assault and one count of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible as the investigation continues. As is done with all files that could have a possible motivation of hate, bias or prejudice, the CPS Hate Crimes Coordinator will review this investigation.