Police investigating hate crime: Pride flag damaged

RCMP release:

Pictou County District RCMP is investigating a hate-motivated crime in Lyons Brook.

On October 23, Pictou County District RCMP responded to a report of vandalism at West Pictou Consolidated School in Lyons Brook. RCMP officers learned that early Saturday morning, October 21, at approximately 4:50 a.m. a Pride Flag was torn down, bending the flag pole in the process.

A person of interest, appearing to be a man with facial hair driving a grey Ford F150 pickup, was seen at the location at the time. Investigators believe the crime was motivated by hate.

Pictou County District RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to identify the person of interest.

Anyone with information on this mischief is asked to contact Pictou County District RCMP at 902-485-4333. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers, toll free, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

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