Edmonton police have man in custody who allegedly showed noose to 2 Muslim women
Edmonton police are looking for a man who allegedly approached two young women wearing hijabs, fashioned a noose in a rope he took from his pocket and said it was meant for them. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Edmonton Police Service)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:41PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 6, 2016 8:12PM EST
EDMONTON - Police in Edmonton have taken a man into custody who allegedly approached two young women wearing hijabs, fashioned a noose in a rope he took from his pocket and said it was meant for them.
Investigators say the man then sang O Canada in front of the women, who were waiting at the university light-rail transit station the evening of Nov. 8.
Police were looking for a man in his 60s, with glasses, a thin build and thinning grey hair.
They had said a hate crime charge was possible, but no charges have been laid yet.
Investigators released a still taken from a video at the station, and thanked the public with helping in finding the suspect.
In September, a dozen racist posters targeting turban-wearing Sikhs were discovered on campus at the University of Alberta, including one at the university's main library.