Suspect wanted after hate-motivated assault in Markham, police say – Toronto | The Canadian News

York Regional Police are searching for a wanted man in connection with a hate-motivated assault on Saturday in Markham.

Police were called to a high school track in the Bayview Avenue and Willowbrook Road area for a report of an assault around 10 a.m., according to a statement released by the service.

The statement said the female victim initially approached the man because he was keeping his dog off leash. Investigators said the victim followed the suspect and began filming him making anti-Asian comments towards her.

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Police said an assault occurred during the confrontation. However, the extent of the injuries from the assault is unclear.

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The suspect is described as a man between the ages of 50 and 60. He was last seen wearing a black cap, black jacket, and sunglasses.

Anyone with information should call the York Regional Police Hate Crimes Office at 1-866-876-5423 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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