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Police charge man after alleged hate-motivated assault in Kitchener

A Waterloo region police car on King Street West in August of 2022. (Daniel Caudle/CTV News Kitchener) A Waterloo region police car on King Street West in August of 2022. (Daniel Caudle/CTV News Kitchener)

Waterloo regional police say they’ve made in an arrest in a hate-motivated assault in Kitchener after they say a man threw a cup of hot coffee on a woman’s face.

Police responded to a report of an assault at around 1:30 p.m. on Friday in the area of Victoria Street North and Weber Street West.

According to a news release from police, the victim was confronted by a man who used racial slurs before he threw the coffee at her.

The 66-year-old woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Police charged a 61-year-old man with assault with a weapon.

The accused is being held for a bail hearing. Top Stories

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