Ottawa man charged after homophobic slurs directed at Somerset pub patrons


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A 66-year-old Ottawa man has been arrested and charged with a hate-motivated assault and mischief underneath $5,000, following an altercation that occurred final week on Somerset Road West.

In keeping with police, the incident happened at round 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, within the 300 block of Somerset Road, close to O’Connor Road. Police stated a person approached a enterprise and confronted the proprietor and patrons who had been seated on a patio, after which started shouting profanities and homophobic slurs at them earlier than throwing objects of their route, inflicting property harm and putting the proprietor.

He was arrested the next day, and was scheduled to seem in court docket final Friday.