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Montreal police arrest suspect after woman of Asian origin threatened on city's metro

Last Updated Apr 8, 2021 at 9:44 am MDT

The Montreal Police logo is seen on a police car in Montreal on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Montreal police say they’ve arrested a man who allegedly made death threats to a woman of Asian origin on the city’s subway system.

Police say the victim was in a metro car on March 27 when the suspect approached her.

He then allegedly made gestures intended to intimidate her, insulted her and made racist remarks.

Police say the victim filmed the incident on her cellphone, which angered the suspect, who then gestured like he was pointing a gun and made the sound of a gunshot.

Investigators from the hate crimes unit worked with members of the Asian community to identify the victim, and police say that with her help the suspect was identified and arrested.

Police say they made the arrest on April 3.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 8, 2021.

The Canadian Press