August 7, 2018 1:38 pm
Updated: August 9, 2018 10:47 pm

Medicine Hat man facing hate crime, firearms charges

One man is facing charges in an investigation involving hate crimes and firearms in Medicine Hat, Alta.

Supplied: Medicine Hat Police Service

A southern Alberta man is facing a number of charges, including inciting hate in public, after police were called to a Medicine Hat business.

On July 31, the Priority Street Crimes Unit of the Medicine Hat Police Service responded after a local business reported a man passed money that had what police are calling “hate markings directed toward unnamed persons of the Jewish religious faith.”

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Police said the bills were stamped with “Jews = ESAU, Jewish White Genocide” and a website promoting the Zionist Occupation Government conspiracy theory.

Officers searched the man and said he had a number of $5 and $20 bills that had the same markings in his backpack.

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Police executed a search warrant at the man’s home and seized a number of computers, USB drives, white supremacy documents, four firearms, over 1,200 rounds of ammunition, high capacity magazines and stickers displaying the text “Immigration = White Genocide.”

Police said two of the guns seized were SKS high-powered rifles with the serial numbers removed. A search of the seized electronics is underway, police said.

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Loki Hulgaard, 35, is facing 14 charges, including incite hatred in public, two counts of possess firearm with serial number removed and four counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Police said he was released on cash bail on Aug. 2 with a number of conditions. He’s scheduled to be in court again on Thursday.

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