MONTREAL â€” A mosque in east-end Montreal was the apparent target of vandalism early today.
Police say just after 3:30 a.m., callers to 911 reported a disturbance at the Tawuba mosque (on Ontario Street East).
Officers found broken windows at the front and side of the mosque and arrested a 26-year-old suspect found in the area.
The unidentified suspect could face criminal charges of hate crimes and public mischief.
This incident follows a similar on Feb.2, when the Khadijah mosque in the city’s Pointe Saint Charles district was hit by vandalism.
A 50-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to one count of public mischief and is currently undergoing a psychiatric examination.
The Canadian Press