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Hamilton police investigate ‘hate bias harassment’ at Jackson Square

Hamilton Police have released surveillance photos of a suspect in a "suspected hate bias harassment investigation". Hamilton Police Service

Police are investigating what they’re describing as a suspected “hate bias harassment” incident in downtown Hamilton.

According to police, a woman was followed into Jackson Square by a man who was allegedly making racially motivated comments toward her on Friday morning.

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The suspect is described as a man between 23 and 25 years of age, approximately 5’10” with a thin build and short brown hair.

Police say he was wearing a grey crew neck shirt with a square emblem on the front, dark pants, and black shoes. Surveillance photos of the man have been released.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Hamilton Police Acting Detective Sergeant Lisa Chambers at 905-546-3833 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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