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Suspect wanted after person wearing a hijab threatened in downtown Toronto

A photo of a male suspect wanted in connection with an Oct. 27 hate-motivated investigation in downtown Toronto. (TPS photo) A photo of a male suspect wanted in connection with an Oct. 27 hate-motivated investigation in downtown Toronto. (TPS photo)
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Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly threatened a person wearing a hijab in downtown Toronto.

The incident, which is being treated as a “suspected hate-motivated offence,” happened on Oct. 27 near Bay and Front streets.

Investigators said that a male approached a person wearing a hijab and allegedly made derogatory comments before uttering threats.

The victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as a male with an average build and a beard. He was last seen wearing beige pants with a dark hooded jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3500, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.222tips.com.

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