Woman Arrested for Hate-Motivated Assault in Mississauga

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A Mississauga woman has been arrested following an assault that is believed to be hate-motivated.

The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday (July 29) at a bus shelter on Hurontario Street and Paisley Boulevard.

Police say the victim, an 18 year old from Brampton, was approached by a female who started yelling racial slurs and began flicking a lighter towards the victim.

Another female, unidentified, then intervened. Police say she was also attacked and an attempt was made to remove her hijab. She left the scene before police arrived.

Police state that a third victim, a 56 year old Mississauga woman, was also assaulted in this incident and had racial slurs made towards her as well.

Police arrived on scene and arrested Sandra Alexander, 35, from Mississauga. She is charged with assault, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats to cause bodily harm.

Alexander was released and is scheduled to appear at court at the end of August.

Police have asked the unidentified female victim in this incident to come forward, as they would like to ensure her well-being and speak to her regarding the incident.

Anyone with information can contact police at 905-453-2121, ext. 1233.

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