Justin Bieber’s name is at the centre of an alleged assault incident involving a 12-year-old boy at a Richmond laser tag centre.

The homegrown heartthrob and singer is in town for a concert at Rogers Arena tomorrow.

According to the RCMP, the father of the purported victim called police to say his son was hit while playing laser tag on Friday evening.

“The boy sustained minimal injuries and did not require medical attention at the time of the incident,” said Cpl. Annie Linteau, who would not confirm whether 16-year-old Bieber was involved.

“We are aware of speculations concerning the identity of one of the parties allegedly involved.

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.”

Linteau said police are still investigating and interviewing witnesses.