Calgary man faces criminal charges after trio of Saturday spitting incidents
CALGARY -- A Calgary man faces criminal charges after a series of spitting incidents that took place Saturday evening on a Calgary bike path.
The incidents in question took place around 8 p.m.on a pathway in Ramsay, where the offender, who was unprovoked, allegedly spat on at least three different people and used racial slurs.
When confronted by a witness about his behaviour, police say the offender threatened them with a weapon.
Video of one of the spitting incidents went viral online and the offender was quickly identified.
Justin Riaz WIlliams, 31, a former University of Calgary employee, is now facing three counts of assault and one count of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.
Additional charges are possible as the investigation by the Calgary Police hate crimes co-ordinator continues.
One of the people spit on is believed to have been Olympian Erica Wiebe, who tweeted about the incident Monday afternoon.