Canadian Tire Is Investigating A Violent Confrontation With A Man Who Refused To Mask

Videos of the altercation have gone viral.
Canadian Tire Investigations Violent Incident With Unmasked Man

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Videos of a confrontation at a Canadian Tire location in Burnaby, B.C. have surfaced online and the events are now under investigation. 

According to CTV News, local RCMP was called on Monday, February 22 to respond to reports of employees being assaulted. 

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The video shows an unmasked man inside the store shouting "get your hands off me" while three Canadian Tire employees try to apprehend him. 

As more employees run to assist, we see the man on his knees while one staff member tries to handcuff him and others hold him down. 

He raises his fist as if he's going to punch someone before shouting "I can't breathe!"

According to Vancouver is Awesome, RCMP said that the man had assaulted several employees while they were trying to escort him out. 

Narcity reached out to B.C. RCMP for comment and we will update this story when we receive a response.  

"The matter is under investigation and we’re working with the RCMP as they examine the entire circumstances," Canadian Tire told Narcity in an email. 

The man was eventually arrested and it is unclear at this time if there will be charges related to the alleged assaults

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