February 21, 2017 7:14 am
Updated: February 21, 2017 6:34 pm

Man arrested after Montreal mosque vandalized

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.

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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.

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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