Ottawa hate-crime investigators lay charge in defacement of Indigenous painting

Police Arrested

OTTAWA — Police have made an arrest in the hate-crime investigation into the defacement of an Indigenous painting on an Ottawa campus.

Investigators say a 32-year-old man faces one count of mischief over $5,000 in the Jan. 28 vandalism incident at Algonquin College.

Officers arrested the man at the college on Saturday.

Police say any evidence to support an alleged hate motivation is presented during sentencing.

The investigation is ongoing.