Man arrested for hate-motivated assault in Oakville


An Oakville man was arrested by police following a recent assault.

Around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, officers responded to a disturbance call from a parking lot in the area of Cornwall and Trafalgar Road.

Police attended the scene and met with a male victim and numerous witnesses, who said a 34 year old male was crouching down near the victim’s vehicle.

When the victim, a visible minority asked the suspect what he was doing, the suspect allegedly yelled several racial slurs at the victim and assaulted him,” said police.

The victim sustained minor injuries.

Police say the suspect actively resisted an officer before being arrested. The officer was uninjured.

A 34 year old Oakville man has been charged with Assault, Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest, and Cause Disturbance.

He was released from custody and is expected to appear in court at a later date.

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