Toronto police say they are investigating a report of a man allegedly cutting off a girl’s hijab in the city’s east end.
Police say they received a call at about 9 a.m. from a local elementary school reporting that one of its students was assaulted by a man carrying scissors.
They also said in a tweet that another person was attacked, but haven’t provided any details.
Police spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante says the man allegedly cut off the girl’s hijab and fled the scene.
In a tweet, police described the suspect as Asian, in his 20s, with a medium build, black hair and a moustache. He wore glasses, a black hoodie and black pants.
Pauline Johnson Public School
-We have found 2 victims
-Another person attacked
-Suspect is: Asian, 20’s, medium build, 5’8-6’0, black hair
-Moustache, glasses, black hoodie, black pants
-Officers searching area#GO70367
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) January 12, 2018
Arrogante says it is currently unclear whether the girl, who attends Pauline Johnson Junior Public School, was assaulted on her way to school or on school grounds.
No physical injuries were reported.
Arrogante says police are not currently treating the incident as a hate crime, but adds investigators are not ruling it out.
Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Travel