Justin Bieber cleared in laser tag kerfuffle
Justin Bieber, who in October was accused accused of punching a 12-year-old boy in the face during a laser tag game in Richmond, British Columbia, has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
"The investigation into this incident is now complete and no charges will be forwarded, as the evidence collected does not support doing so," said a statement issued by police on Tuesday (12/14).
Because he is under 18, police never actually said that Bieber was involved in the incident. However, gossip sites were quick to identify the star as the investigation's target.
"The father of a 12-year-old boy reported to police that his son was assaulted by another boy at a Richmond entertainment facility," a spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said, in a statement issued in October. "The boy sustained minimal injuries and did not require medical attention at the time of the incident."
At the time, an anonymous staff member at the laser tag venue told the gossip site Zacktaylor.ca that it appeared that Bieber "did what any other person would do during a laser tag game, and was just trying to get away from getting shot at and accidentally hit the kid while running away."
Bieber reportedly cooperated with police, saying that he accidentally touched the boy's face.