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Man arrested after Montreal mosque vandalized

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WATCH ABOVE: Police have arrested a man in connection with an act of vandalism on a mosque in the east end overnight. As Billy Shields reports, this is not the first time the Tawuba Mosque has been targeted – Feb 21, 2017

A 26-year-old man has been arrested after a mosque located on Ontario Street East near Fullum Street in Montreal was vandalized.

According to Montreal police spokesperson Raphaël Bergeron, the incident took place shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday and the mosque suffered two broken windows.

READ MORE: Montreal mosque vandalized: ‘It’s being investigated as a hate crime’

The man was arrested shortly after the incident when witnesses called police.

Bergeron said the man could face charges including criminal mischief.

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Earlier in February, the Khadijah mosque in Pointe-Saint-Charles was the target of vandalism.

READ MORE: Montreal man charged with mischief after vandalism at Pointe-Saint-Charles mosque

The suspect in that case, 50-year-old Sylvain Gingras, pleaded not guilty to one charge of mischief.

A window at the Khadijah centre was smashed and the mosque had eggs thrown at it on Feb. 2.

That was the same day as a funeral in Montreal for three of the six victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting.

With files from The Canadian Press

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