Man charged after hijabs pulled off women waiting for bus in Downsview
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Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Friday, June 8, 2018 11:50AM EDT
Police have arrested and charged a 42-year-old man in connection with three assaults, that authorities say may be hate-motivated, on women waiting for the bus in Downsview on Wednesday.
Toronto police say that on Wednesday between 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., three Muslim women reported being approached as they waited for the bus near Jane Street and Wilson Avenue.
In each instance, a man approached them and began to pull their hijabs from their heads.
None of the women suffered serious injuries in the encounters.
On Thursday, police arrested a suspect they identified as Sayid Ahmed Abdullahi of Toronto.
He was charged with three counts of assault and one count of mischief under $5,000.
He is scheduled to appear in court at 1000 Finch Avenue West on Friday.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 416-808-3100.