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Woman charged following alleged racist attack in Brampton, Ont.: police

BRAMPTON, Ont. — A woman has been charged with assault after allegedly flinging racial slurs at a young woman and flicking a lighter towards her, police said Monday.


July 30, 2018
By The Canadian Press

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The alleged incident happened Sunday evening at a bus shelter in Brampton, Ont.

“Police are calling this hate-motivated because of what was said at the scene,” said Peel regional police Const. Danny Marttini.

Police said another woman attempted to intervene, and the accused allegedly attacked her and tried to remove her hijab.

Investigators are hoping that alleged victim will come forward, Marttini said.

“We’re really hoping that either somebody knows (something) or that the victim sees this or hears about it and then comes into contact with us so we can make sure that they’re OK,” she said.

Marttini also said police are also trying to get security footage in the area.

The accused, 35-year-old Sandra Alexander of nearby Mississauga, Ont., has been charged with assault with a weapon, assault and uttering threats to cause bodily harm, police said.

She is scheduled to appear in court at the end of August.

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