Hamilton Police make arrest in hate motivated assault

Published February 11, 2023 at 8:22 pm

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Hamilton Police have arrested a 24-year-old Hamilton male after a hate incident today, charged him with assault with a weapon and opposed his release.

On Saturday February 11th, 2023, at approximately 8:00am in the area of Main Street and Wentworth Street in the City of Hamilton Police attended a business in response to a male armed with a knife and threatening a customer.

The suspect fled as police arrived but was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

Investigators are aware there may be additional witnesses who recorded the incident and encourage anyone with video to come forward. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Central Patrol Division Staff Sergeant at 905 546-4725.

Hate crime in Hamilton is not acceptable. Left unchecked, hate crime can have a far-reaching impact on communities. Hate crimes can be reported online at www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca. Reporting hate/bias occurrences can also be reported on the phone at 905-546-4925 or in person at any Hamilton Police Station.

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