CALGARY - Authorities have arrested a man wanted on warrants in connection with anti-Semitic graffiti that was spraypainted on Jewish monuments in Calgary
Calgary police just made the announcement and Chief Rick Hanson is scheduled to provide details about the circumstances of the arrest in a briefing with the media later this afternoon.
The 18-year-old Calgary man was wanted on Canada-wide warrants for mischief to property and inciting public hatred. Calgary police believe it's the first time they have laid hate-related charges in connection with defacing a place of worship.
The Youth Criminal Justice Act prevents authorities from releasing the suspect's name, because he was 17 at the time of the crime.
Anti-Semitic slogans and Nazi symbols were spraypainted on signs at the Calgary Jewish Centre and Holocaust Memorial in Pump Hill, as well as the Chabad Lubavitch centre in Woodbine.
To be fair though, we had a lot of tips from our readers on this one. "RR" is a member of the Aryan Guard. In fact, he had seemingly taken on the leadership of the group after Kyle McKee was arrested on attempted murder charges; we believe RR was with McKee while he was on the run.