Man arrested following hate-motivated incident at Pearson Airport in Mississauga


Published April 2, 2021 at 1:57 pm

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One man was arrested following what investigators have deemed a hate-motivated incident.

Around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, police say the suspect entered the Inter-Faith Prayer Room at Pearson Airport and began causing damage to the room.

According to the National Council of Canadian Muslims, cupboards in the room were destroyed and copies of the Quran were thrown onto the floor.

On April 2, the suspect was located and arrested on the strength of an outstanding warrant by Toronto police. Peel police were contacted and took over custody of the arrest.

The suspect is identified as 47 year old Jean Francois Ouellette-Godin of no fixed address. He has been charged with Mischief.

Ouellette-Godin was released on an undertaking and is expected to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on June 7, 2021.

Anyone with further information related to this incident is asked to contact PRP’s Airport Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 3133.

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