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Calgary Police seek suspect in alleged hate-crime against Jewish centre

The Calgary Police Service is seeking to identify a man alleged to have been involved in hate-motivated crimes at the Calgary Jewish Community Centre.

The alleged incident of hate-motivated crimes occurred on Oct. 17, at approximately 2:20 p.m.

The man, described as being between 20 and 30 years old and wearing a grey sweat shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a blue backpack, was said by police to have made antisemitic comments against individuals at the centre while throwing eggs at vehicles in the parking lot, the building, and a Holocaust memorial.

Police said the man fled the centre before they arrived.

“There is no place for hate in our city. Hate-motivated crimes are recognizable crimes, like assault, theft, vandalism or any other crime, where the offender was motivated by bias, prejudice or hate that is based on one of nine personal characteristics of the victim,” said the Calgary Police Service.

The Calgary Police Hate Crime Unit is currently investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234, or submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers.