Swastika painted onto Carruthers Avenue sidewalk on Canada Day: Ottawa police

Ottawa police are investigating after officers say a swastika was spray-painted onto the sidewalk in front of a Carruthers Avenue home on Canada Day.

A spokesperson for the Ottawa police says the incident occurred in the 100 block of Carruthers Avenue, which crosses Scott Street from Mechanicsville into Hintonburg.

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Police were called to the scene at 7:52 a.m. on Canada Day, where officers reported finding “hate-motivated graffiti.”

The image has since been removed from the scene.

The Ottawa police hate crime unit is investigating.

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