A 35-year-old female has been arrested after what police call a “hate motivated” assault.
According to Peel Regional Police, on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at 6:30 pm, the 18 year-old victim from Brampton was at a bus shelter located at Hurontario Street and Paisley Boulevard.
The victim was approached by a female who started yelling racial slurs and began flicking a lighter towards the victim.
Police say an unidentified female then intervened, was also attacked, and an attempt was made to remove her hijab. This victim left before police arrived.
Peel police say they “want to ensure the unidentified victim’s well-being and would like speak to her regarding the details of the incident.”
A third victim, a 56-year-old Mississauga female, also had racial slurs said to her, and was also assaulted by the suspect.
Mississauga resident Sandra Alexander was arrested at the scene, and charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats to cause bodily harm, and assault.
Investigators are looking for a person who was both a victim and a witness to the Sunday evening assault.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators with the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 1233. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).