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Hate crime investigators probing alleged assault at Canada’s Wonderland

The Canadian Press and News Staff | posted Tuesday, Jul 2nd, 2019

Police north of Toronto say an alleged assault at Canada’s Wonderland last Thursday is being treated as a possible hate crime.

York Regional Police say the force’s hate crime unit is looking into the incident at the theme park in Vaughan, Ont.

“We take every allegation of hate seriously and can assure our community it is being investigated thoroughly,” Const. Andy Pattenden said in a statement emailed to CityNews.

A spokeswoman for Wonderland says there was an “altercation between guests” near the park’s front gate at about 4:15 p.m.

In an email, Grace Peacock says police and Wonderland security “responded quickly and appropriately” and both parties were ejected from the park after an investigation.

Neither police nor the park would confirm any more details, however the advocacy group the National Council of Canadian Muslims called the alleged incident “extremely troubling.”

“Rest assured: we’re not going to let anyone get away with racism or Islamophobia,” the council tweeted Sunday.

Late Sunday night, a woman who says she was the one involved in the incident posted her version of events on social media. The woman claims her family was provoked and that the incident was not racially motivated.

CityNews is attempting to verify the woman’s claims and will continue to follow this story.


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