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Spencer Chandra Herbert at the B.C. Legislature in 2008. (Arnold Lim for The Globe and Mail)
Spencer Chandra Herbert at the B.C. Legislature in 2008. (Arnold Lim for The Globe and Mail)

Man charged in alleged assault at B.C. politician’s office: police Add to ...

A Vancouver man has been charged in the alleged assault of a staff member at a B.C. politician’s office.

Spencer Chandra Herbert, a New Democrat who represents Vancouver West-End in the provincial legislature, alleged last week that a man came into his constituency office shouting homophobic slurs and complaining about a rainbow flag hanging from his office.

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Mr. Herbert alleged the man attacked his assistant and punched a hole in the door before leaving.

A 53-year-old man was arrested and now police say they have laid charges of assault and mischief under $5,000.

Police say the man is expected to appear in court next month.

His identity has not been released.

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