Transit police investigate anti-Filipino racist rant on SkyTrain

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      An elderly woman's tirade on SkyTrain against an older couple from the Philippines has drawn the attention of the cops.

      Metro Vancouver Transit Police say they're investigating an incident on the Millennium Line on August 21 between Sperling/Burnaby Lake Station and Brentwood Town Centre Station.

      It came after passengers posted videos on Facebook showing a 75-year-old New Westminster woman shouting about the couple speaking their Philippine dialect.

      "I was born and raised right here," the woman shouts on the video. "Go back to the fucking Philippines."

      The verbal attack continued and when passengers criticized her, she insisted that she's not racist.

      According to a transit police news release, the couple from the Philippines said they didn't want officers to get involved.

      "Once the videos were reviewed by Transit Police, it was determined that the aggressor in this situation had used profane and racially slanted language toward the elderly couple and an investigation was launched," the news release adds.

      The woman is known to police for having anger-related issues. The news release states that "there is nothing documented that would indicate there is a concern for public safety."