01/25/2016 20:58 EST | Updated 01/25/2017 00:12 EST

Hate crime charges laid against Calgary man accused of racist spray painting

CALGARY — Hate-crime charges have been laid against one of two men accused of spray-painting racist messages at a Calgary transit station.

Kyle James McKenzie, 28, was in court on Monday to face six counts of mischief, and the Crown added two charges of inciting hate in public.

In December, anti-Syrian and anti-Muslim messages were spray-painted on the walls of the train station.

Parked cars were also hit.

McKenzie remains in custody.

Another man, Miguel Lavergne, also faces six counts of mischief.

Both are scheduled to be back in court on Wednesday.

(CTV Calgary)