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.
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 Michael Melvin Williams has been charged with assault and mischief under $5,000.
Police say Williams is expected to appear in court next month
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