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Police arrest Hamilton man for alleged hate-motivated assault, threats

Hamilton police say they have arrested and charged a man following an alleged hate-motivated altercation.

Hamilton police say they have arrested and charged a man following an alleged hate-motivated altercation.

Police allege the man had made derogatory statements about a 20-year-old's sexual orientation and chased him with a knife while threatening his life.

They say the 20-year-old was not physically harmed.

The force says the 31-year-old man who was arrested was also in possession of brass knuckles, fentanyl and IDs not in his name.

The Hamilton man faces several charges including assault with a weapon, uttering threats and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Police are asking those with more information about the incident to contact them.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 3, 2020.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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