A 36-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, June 19, after Toronto police revealed that he had been charged with “hate-motivated mischief incidents” in which the cost of damage was almost $150,000.
Read my statement on this ongoing investigation where one individual is charged with the mischief incidents involving mosques & police are working with the community to restore their confidence. pic.twitter.com/CqMw1zGZAq — Mark Saunders (@MarkSaundersTO) June 19, 2018
The incidents occurred in April and May, during which the suspect used a hammer to break the windows and cut screens of seven Toronto mosques. Canadian police have previously said that the suspect may have made threats against Muslims in a YouTube video that was uploaded in 2017, that has since been taken down.
Police will only state that the suspect, whose name was not provided by authorities, was arrested on the evidence presented in relation to the vandalism. He is currently scheduled to appear in court on June 26th, according to the Toronto Police, but it is unclear how the suspect came to be linked to the surveillance footage.
Read the full story at The Toronto Star.
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