Man 'made racial slurs at an employee, threatened them and spat'
A 27-year-old man has been charged following a hate-motivated assault directed toward an employee at a commercial business in Ottawa.
On September 3rd a man walked into the business in the 900 block of Wellington Street and made a disturbance before being asked to leave, according to an Ottawa Police press release.
Police allege he then “made racial slurs at an employee, threatened them and spat at them before leaving.”
The hate and bias crime unit charged the man with hate-motivated assault, uttering threats to commit bodily harm and causing a disturbance by swearing.
The suspect is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 25.
Previously, a British Columbia man charged with first-degree murder in the death of an RCMP officer was already wanted on assault charges when he allegedly attacked the officer. Jongwon Ham, 37, was accused of stabbing 31-year-old Const. Shaelyn Yang while she was assisting a Burnaby city parks employee.
In September, a 73-year-old New Brunswick man walked out of court after serving six months in prison for assaulting a nurse manager and a nurse, admitting he could “snap again”.