Two youths wanted for armed assault in Montreal

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals around the age of 18 who allegedly assaulted a man in early May after the Israel Rally in downtown Montreal.

On May 5, around 1:15 p.m., two individuals allegedly attacked a man in his fifties who was carrying an Israeli flag, at the corner of Sainte-Catherine Ouest and Wood streets, in Montreal.

The two suspects would have first asked the 50-year-old to give them the flag, but when the man refused, they would have rushed towards the victim, grabbing the object. An altercation reportedly ensued during which one of the suspects struck the victim several times with a branch. A citizen who wanted to intervene would also have been hit in the face.

According to the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), the two suspects fled on Wood Street in a blue Infiniti QX56 vehicle.

The two suspects are believed to be males around 18 years old and both 5ft 8in tall. The first has dark skin and black curly hair. He wore a white sweater and a black jacket, Puma brand joggers and black shoes. The second was dressed in black and wore an intervention mask and blue shoes.

Both men could face charges of assault with a weapon and robbery related to a hate crime.

Anyone with information that could help investigators in this case is asked to contact 911 or their local police station. It is also possible to file a report anonymously and confidentially with Info-Crime Montreal at 514 393-1133 or online.

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