Hate-motivated incident in Sackville: Man arrested

Halifax District RCMP arrest a man in relation to a hate motivated incident that occurred in Lower Sackville.

On April 3, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of an assault that occurred outside a public library on Sackville Dr. in Lower Sackville. RCMP officers learned that a man approached a woman, who was wearing a hijab, and threatened her after she exited the building. The 21-year-old Bedford woman was not physically injured.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., with information obtained from a witness and security footage, RCMP officers located and safely arrested the 53-year-old Lower Sackville man believed to have been involved in the incident. 

Information gathered by investigators indicates that, although no assault occurred, the threats were motivated by hate based on religion.

The man, who was later released on conditions, is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on June 26 at 9:30 a.m. to face a charge of Uttering Threats.

The RCMP takes incidents of hate with utmost seriousness and condemns these criminal acts against any identifiable group.

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