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Calgary police search for woman allegedly involved in transit hate crime

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Police vehicles are shown at the Calgary Police Service headquarters in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 9, 2020. Calgary police say they are trying to identify a woman who's believed to be involved in the hate-motivated harassment of two teenagers on a bus earlier this month.
A police vehicle is on display at Calgary Police Headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, April 9. . Photo by Jeff McIntosh /The Canadian Press

Calgary police say they are trying to find a woman who believes they have killed two teenagers on a bus. Engage in hate-based harassment.

Two 13-year-old girls were seen moving around around 8:30 pm, according to police. Last Thursday, I headed out of the Somerset-Bridlewood light rail transit station to a community in southwest Calgary.

They say the girls were approached by an unknown woman who was speaking aggressively and shouting racial slurs.

Constant. Matt Messenger says harassment will not be tolerated in the city.

He says it was not provoked at all and frightened and upset the two teenagers.

Messenger says he believes the girls were racially targeted.

"All Calgarians have the right to feel safe in our city while on public transport," he said in a statement Wednesday. Anyone who witnessed the attack or has information about the suspect, please come forward."

Police say the woman is believed to be around 30 years old and is five to four feet tall. , has a slim build and light-colored hair.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 17, 2022.

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