Attack in a mosque: the suspect charged
A surveillance camera captured the attack
Following the attack on a Montreal mosque on April 9, the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) arrested a 32-year-old man, who appeared before the Court of Quebec, Criminal and Penal Division.
Cory Anderson, 32, was initially arrested released on a promise to appear, but has just been arrested a second time. He faced charges of assault with a weapon, forcible confinement and mischief. He will be back in court tomorrow after his fitness to appear is assessed at the request of the Crown. He will remain detained pending.
On April 9, the Al Oumma Mosque, located at the intersection of Saint-Dominique Street and René-Lévesque Boulevard, was the target of an attack while a young Muslim man went to this place of worship in the city center to perform his prayers.
Since the event took place in a religious place, investigators from the SPVM's Hate Incidents and Crimes Unit conducted the investigation.
On Twitter, the attack caused a lot of reaction. Some spoke of an “Islamophobic” act.