August 17, 2022
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Toronto mosque worshippers tackle man ‘brandishing a hatchet’

Man attacked people with bear spray during morning prayer before being subdued, police say

Worshippers at a mosque in Toronto subdued an allegedly axe-wielding man who police say attacked people with bear spray during a dawn prayer service.

Police said the 24-year-old man walked into the Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic centre in the suburb of Mississauga and allegedly “discharged bear spray towards people in the mosque while brandishing a hatchet” just before 7am on Saturday.

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