Charges laid in hate-motivated assault in Kitchener, Ont.: police

23 Sep 2023 | Canada | 221 |
Charges laid in hate-motivated assault in Kitchener, Ont.: police

A man is being charged in what Waterloo Regional Police are calling a hate-motivated attack.

Officers were called to an area of Victoria Street North and Weber Street West in Kitchener Friday around 1:30 p.m. for reports of an assault.

Investigators say a 66-year-old woman was confronted by a man who made racial slurs toward her.

They say he then threw hot coffee at her face, causing injuries.

Officers located the man and made an arrest.

A 61-year-old was held for a bail hearing.

Investigators are asking for witnesses to this incident to contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

by Global News