Man arrested after allegedly assaulting Toronto senior, stomping on kippah

Suspect sought in a suspected hate-motivated assault investigation near Wilson Avenue and Dufferin Street. Provided / Toronto Police

A man has been arrested in Toronto following a hate crime investigation, police say.

Toronto police said the incident happened on Wednesday in the Wilson Avenue and Dufferin Street area.

Investigators said a 70-year-old man was approached by another man and was assaulted. Police say the attack was unprovoked.

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Officers said the man’s kippah fell to the ground and the suspect allegedly began stomping on it, yelling racial slurs.

The incident is being investigated as hate-motivated after consultation with the specialized hate crime unit, police said.

On Friday, police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Khristoff Gordon of no fixed address. He was charged with assault and mischief, according to police.

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He will appear in court on Monday.

— With files from Global News’ Gabby Rodrigues

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