Police issue warrant following hate-related incident at Pearson Airport in Mississauga

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Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 47-year-old man wanted in connection with an alleged hate-related incident that occurred at Toronto Pearson Airport in Mississauga.

Peel police allege that on March 21, 2021, the suspect entered the multi-faith prayer room in Terminal 3and began causing damage. The situation is being treated as a hate incident.

Police say investigators have identified the suspect as Jean Francois Ouellette-Godin. A warrant for his arrest has been obtained for the charge of mischief.

"This incident was a violation of the sanctity of a prayer space - a place where our Muslim community can take time to pray and reflect. We will not tolerate any activity or crime that is rooted in hate or bias. We are committed to locating the suspect and bringing closure to our community," Chief Nishan Duraiappah said in a statement. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators in the Airport Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 3133. 

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