Edmonton Police said Monday that a hate crime incident that took place in early November on an underground LRT station platform was under investigation, and police were trying to identify the suspect.

Police said the incident took place on the University LRT Station platform on Tuesday, November 8 at about 8:20 p.m.

According to police, the suspect approached two young women who were wearing hijabs – reports indicated the man pulled a rope from his pocket, tied a knot in it (which looked like a noose), and told the young women: “This is for you!”

The man then sang O Canada in front of the two women.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male, believed to be in his 60s
  • Thin build
  • Balding, with grey hair
  • Wearing glasses

Police released a still taken from video recorded of the incident.

Anyone with information that could help police identify the suspect is asked to call the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 on a mobile phone.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).