York Regional Police say a 70-year-old man has been charged after an anti-Asian hate-motivated assault in Markham.
Police said officers were called around 10 a.m. on Saturday for reports of an assault at a high school track near Bayview Avenue and Willowbrook Road.
Police said a female victim confronted a man for having his dog off leash, at which point the victim started following the man and filmed him as he made anti-Asian remarks.
The victim was allegedly assaulted during the confrontation, officers said.
Investigators released an image of a suspect on Monday.
As a result of a tip from the public, officers identified him, police said.
Parviz Almassi Gouran, a Markham resident, has since been charged with assault.