October 18, 2010 02:49:57 GMT
The YouTube sensation is allegedly involved in an investigation in his native Canada for reportedly hitting a 12-year-old boy at a laser tag center in Richmond, British Columbia on Friday, October 15.
Justin Bieber reportedly has been caught in the middle of police investigation following an alleged assault happened at a laser tag center in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada on Friday, October 15 just before 5:30 P.M. According to CBC News, Bieber was kicked out of the center after a 12-year-old boy told the staff the "Baby" hitmaker has punched him.
Although Bieber or his rep hasn't released any statement about the investigation report, Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed that they are investigating the alleged assault as RCMP Cpl. Annie Linteau said on a press release on Sunday, October 17.
Linteau stated, "In investigations such as this, we would speak to anyone who may have information that could help the police investigation and of course that would include anyone witnesses, people working at the facility, et cetera."
"The father of a 12-year-old boy reported to police that his son was assaulted by another boy at a Richmond entertainment facility," Linteau further said. "The boy sustained minimal injuries and did not require medical attention at the time of the incident."
Though so, the RCMP refused to give specific details about who was involved and what has really happened. Linteau further revealed, "We are aware of speculations concerning the identity of one of the parties allegedly involved."
"However, we would like to remind the public that we do not release the names of any suspect until charges have been laid. In cases where the accused is under the age of 18, the identity of the accused is not released as per the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act."
Meanwhile, a source close to the investigation told TMZ that Bieber hit the boy because he defended himself after being called "faggot". Bieber was reportedly targeted by the boy repeatedly and when he became frustrated, he told the kid, "That's enough."
Instead of doing the request, the kid allegedly responded, "What are you gonna do about it, faggot?" with shocked Bieber replying "Excuse me?" Another kid was said telling Bieber, "You're a faggot" and then putting his hand out toward Bieber who pushed it away as he left. However, several other sources insisted Bieber didn't struck the other boy. Hours after the alleged incident, the boy's father filed the complaint.