Hamilton Police Investigate Hate Incident

Hamilton Police are appealing for witnesses after a hate incident took place on an HSR bus in the City of Hamilton.

On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, Hamilton Police became aware of a hate incident posted on social media.

It was believed to have taken place on Monday, August 1, 2022, on an HSR bus, in the area of Gage Park at the Lawrence Road entrance. The content of the video shows a male making transphobic and homophobic slurs towards two unknown people. The male also made threats towards the individuals and exited the bus at Gage Park on Lawrence Road.

The incident was reported to police via the Hamilton Police online reporting tool by a third party in another province.

Police are urging any victim(s) or witnesses to these incidents to come forward and contact Hamilton Police Hate Crime Investigator Sergeant Rebecca Moran at 905-546-5511.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.