Waterloo man arrested after hate-motivated assault: police

A man in handcuffs. Pixabay file

Waterloo regional police say they have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with a hate-motivated attack in Waterloo early Friday.

Police say a 24-year-old was walking on King Street near Elgin Street when they were approached by a stranger.

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The man then made racial slurs at the victim before they assaulted them, according to police.

They say the victim was left with non-life-threatening physical injuries as a result of the attack.

Police say officers soon tracked down a 36-year-old man from Waterloo and arrested him. He has been charged with assault and being intoxicated in a public place.

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