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Hamilton man charged in connection with hate-motivated incident: police

Hamilton police have charged a local man in a hate-motivated incident. Don Mitchell / Global News

Hamilton police have charged a man in connection with an alleged hate-motivated altercation.

Police were called to a business in the area of Barton Street East and Kenilworth Avenue North on Nov. 29 after a man allegedly made derogatory statements about a 20-year-old’s sexual orientation and chased him with a knife.

The victim was not physically harmed, and as officers interviewed him, the suspect was arrested without incident.

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Police say the Hamilton man was found with brass knuckles, fentanyl and fake ID.

Aaron Kerr, 31, faces several charges including assault with a weapon, uttering threats and possession of a prohibited weapon.

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Police are asking those with more information about the incident to contact them.

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