Three arrested by EPS Hate Crimes Unit
Published Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:20PM MDT
Two members and one associate of a white supremacist group have been arrested by police in Edmonton.
Police say two males were assaulted outside of a Mill Woods liquor store, on March 24th, in an attack that was racially-motivated.
Police say Kyle McKee, 26, is facing 15 weapons-related charges and two assault-related charges.
Police add that the three individuals they arrested are confirmed to be involved with the white supremacist group, Blood and Honour.
"They targeted an East Indian male as a result of his race," EPS Constable Alex Thomas said.
One man was seriously injured in the attack.
"[He had] bite marks on his hands, he had a stab wound to his shoulder," Cst. Thomas said. "As well, a bottle was struck over his head."
Edmontonian Bernard Miller, 20, is charged with one count each of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm. Philip Badrock, 44, of St. Albert, is charged with one count each of criminal harassment and assault causing bodily harm.
Police point out that a white pride rally was held in Edmonton on the same day of the alleged attacks.
CTV News spoke to Kyle McKee as his group fled downtown on the LRT system the day the attack is alleged to have happened.
And when asked if the group is "a hate group" he responded: "We're not really fond of a lot of people."
Police said the attack was random, and the man in his mid-20s injured in the attack was not at fault.
Calgary police assisted Edmonton investigators by executing a search warrant at the home of Kyle McKee, it's alleged several shotguns, knives and machetes were found.
With files from Sean Amato