Man arrested, charged in connection with hate motivated assault investigation in Toronto

Police say a 44-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a hate-motivated assault investigation in Toronto.

Toronto police said on Feb. 9, just before 2:30 p.m., officers received a report of an assault in the Victoria Park Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East area.

Police said a man was riding a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus eastbound on Lawrence Avenue East from Don Mills Road.

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While on the bus, officers said the man uttered racial insults to “several passengers.”

Police said he, along with one of the other passengers exited the bus at Victoria Park Avenue and were waiting for another bus to arrive.

Officers said while waiting for the bus, the man approached the victim, uttered racial slurs and punched him in the face “several times.”

According to police, the man then walked away heading northbound on Victoria Park Avenue.

In a press release on Thursday, police said 44-year-old Daniel Bradshaw of Toronto was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and failing to comply with probation.

Officers said he is scheduled to appear in court on March 11.

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