Suspect to identify after hate-motivated incident at National Holocaust Monument

Above, Holocaust suspect. Courtesy photos

Ottawa — The Ottawa Police Hate Crime Section is releasing photos of the suspect involved in a hate-motivated incident at the National Holocaust Monument on Booth Street.

The incident was reported to police around 4 p.m. on January 29. In a tweet that evening, Ottawa Police announced that ‘police are investigating an incident involving the defacing of the National Holocaust Monument on Booth Street and treating this matter seriously. It will be investigated as a hate-motivated incident by our Hate Crimes Section.’

“Incidents such as this are deeply disturbing to many communities especially when they target specific groups,” said Chief Peter Sloly. “It is completely unacceptable and it will not be tolerated.”

The suspect has been described as a Caucasian male, 20-25 years old, 5’10” to 6’1” (178cm to 185cm). He was wearing a red jacket with a grey hoodie, dark coloured pants and was carrying a black backpack (see photos).

Anyone with information regarding this incident and the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective Ali Toghrol at 613-236-1222, ext. 5453.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.

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