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Pregnant woman attacked by jogger apparently because she was wearing hijab

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(The National Post)

Toronto police say a male suspect allegedly hit and harassed a pregnant woman on the street because she was wearing a hijab. Police allege a jogger went out of his way to strike the woman in two separate incidents during the last month on Yonge Street near Eglington Avenue.

Const. Wendy Drummond says police believe the woman was not known by the suspect and was targeted because of her head scarf. Const. Drummond says the suspect also made remarks to the woman on five other occasions, but she did not comment on what was allegedly said.

Shawn Sable, 43, is charged with two counts of assault and one count of criminal harassment. Const. Drummond says the nature of the comments allegedly made by the suspect led investigators to believe other people may also have been targeted. The Canadian Press

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