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Police arrest man for hate-motivated assault in Kitchener

A Waterloo Regional Police Service cruiser. (Dan Lauckner / CTV Kitchener) A Waterloo Regional Police Service cruiser. (Dan Lauckner / CTV Kitchener)

Waterloo regional police arrested a man on Saturday for what they're calling a hate-motivated assault.

They say it happened around 7:15 a.m. in the area of Frederick Street in Kitchener.

According to police, the victim was assaulted by a 39-year-old Kitchener man, who was allegedly making racial slurs.

He then proceeded to assault a second victim, police say.

When police arrived, they say two officers were assaulted by the man while arresting him.

The victims had non-life-threatening injuries.

The man, who has not been identified, has been charged with the following:

  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest
  • Mischief Under $5,000
  • Cause a Disturbance
  • Assault (two counts)

He was held for a bail hearing. Top Stories


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