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Edmonton police seek public's help in finding man distributing hateful flyers


The Edmonton Police Service is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they believe is responsible for putting hateful flyers in mailboxes across the city.

EPS released surveillance video of the man on Wednesday. The video footage was taken at a north-end residence in Evansdale on Oct. 22.

It shows a man walking up the front steps of a home and quickly placing a piece of paper in the mailbox. 

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During the months of October and November, police said “multiple residents” described seeing the man distributing the flyers in residential mailboxes. Police believe the man is solely responsible for all of the incidents. 

The flyers contained hateful messages with anti-Islamic sentiments, including the hashtag #BANISLAM.

Police have described him as five-foot-eight to six-feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt with skateboard-style shoes, bold-framed glasses and a backpack.

The Hate Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate and is asking for anyone with information on the identity of the man to contact them.

One of the anti-Muslim posters which was distributed to homes in south-west Edmonton this week. (Supplied)



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