Peel Regional Police say they are seeking to identify a suspect who allegedly assaulted a three-year-old girl and her father in the parking lot of a Mississauga community center.

Police said in a news release Thursday that the incident occurred on Aug. 30 at around 9:25 p.m. at the Meadowvale Community Center.

Police said the girl and her 34-year-old father were attending their vehicle in the parking lot when a “strong verbal argument” between the suspect and a woman caught the attention of the victims.

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The statement said the suspect saw the victims watching and began arguing with the 34-year-old.

The suspect then approached the victims and sprayed an “unknown substance” on them, possibly bear spray or pepper spray, before fleeing, police said.

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The victims were evaluated by paramedics and reportedly suffered minor injuries.

Investigators described the suspect as between the ages of 18 and 25, standing at 5’5 ” with shoulder-length black hair, and was reportedly wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts when the incident occurred.

Anyone with information should contact the police at 905-453-2121 ext. 1133 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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