Police investigating hate crime targeting community centre
We are asking for the public’s help to identify a man believed to be responsible for a hate-motivated crime yesterday in the southwest.
At approximately 2:20 p.m., yesterday, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, police were called to the Calgary Jewish Community Centre, located at 1607 90 Avenue S.W., for multiple reports of a man making antisemitic comments and causing a disturbance. The man was throwing eggs at vehicles, the Holocaust Memorial Monument and the building, while shouting antisemitic profanities at individuals outside of the centre. The man fled prior to police arriving on scene.
The man is described as approximately 20 to 30 years old, with a slim build, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a black backpack, and white running shoes.
Photos of the suspect are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.
There is no place for hate in our city. Hate-motivated crimes are recognizable crimes, like assault, theft, vandalism or any other crime, where the offender was motivated by bias, prejudice or hate that is based on one of nine personal characteristics of the victim. If you see hate, report it. Visit www.reporthate.ca for more information on how and why to report.
Our Hate Crime Prevention Team continues to investigate and asks anyone with information to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
APP: P3 Tips
Case #: CA23446920/4757