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Montreal Teen Charged in Antisemitic Attack of Two Jewish Men

A minor accused of attacking two Hasidic men in Montreal last January has turned himself into police one day after surveillance photos of the suspect were released publicly.

Montreal police (SPVM) said in a news release that the youth appeared in court Thursday and was released with conditions until his next court date on May 5.

On Wednesday, police released video and photo surveillance footage showing one of two assaults on members of the Hasidic Jewish community in the city’s Outremont borough. In a rare move, the police service decided to release the images showing the suspect’s face on an “exceptional” basis, even though they suspected he might have been minor. Those images have now been removed since an arrest has been made.

According to police, the same suspect was involved in both incidents on Jan. 20, which happened less than an hour apart.

Police said the first incident happened around 9:50 p.m. near the corner of Van Horne and Bloomfield avenues. The suspect insulted a man, “pushing him violently and throwing him to the ground,” they said in a press release.

The suspect fled the scene and joined a group of people around the same age as him on Van Horne Avenue.

Video footage of the alleged assault shows an individual walking on the sidewalk, running over a snowbank, and pushing someone with two hands. The victim falls to the ground in the middle of the street, then gets up and collects his hat before walking away.

Around 10:25 p.m., near the corner of Bernard and Outremont avenues, a second victim suffered a “violent kick in the lower back” which threw him to the ground, according to police.

Source: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/minor-turns-himself-in-after-jewish-men-attacked-in-montreal-1.6362718