Police are hoping security footage helps identify a man accused of committing a hate-motivated crime in Edmonton Thursday morning.

Around 4:20 a.m., the man was seen on security footage leaving a note on the doorstep of a home in the Meadows.

Police said the note included threatening anti-Muslim comments, and the Edmonton Police Service's (EPS) Hate Crimes Unit was involved in the investigation.

At the time, the man was wearing dark-coloured shoes with white laces, light-coloured pants and a reflective jacket.

"The EPS takes hate-motivated incidents and crimes very seriously. These events hurt not only the victim, but the vicarious trauma has an impact on entire communities," EPS said in a press release Thursday.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call police at 780-423-4567 or #311 from a cell phone.

Anonymous tips can be given to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

Hate-motivated incidents can be reported to police at the EPS website here


An earlier version of this story reported the crime happened in St. Albert. It has been updated to correct the location to Edmonton.