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Montreal's Tawuba Mosque Vandalized, Suspect Arrested In The Area

02/21/2017 08:42 EST | Updated 02/21/2017 08:42 EST

MONTREAL — A mosque in east-end Montreal was the apparent target of vandalism early today.

Police say just after 3:30 a.m., callers to 911 reported a disturbance at the Tawuba mosque (on Ontario Street East).

Officers found broken windows at the front and side of the mosque and arrested a 26-year-old suspect found in the area.

tawuba mosque The vandalism at the Tawuba mosque follows a similar incident earlier this month. (Photo: Facebook)

The unidentified suspect could face criminal charges of hate crimes and public mischief.

This incident follows a similar on Feb.2, when the Khadijah mosque in the city's Pointe Saint Charles district was hit by vandalism.

A 50-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to one count of public mischief and is currently undergoing a psychiatric examination.

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