Muslim woman attacked in London, Ontario ,grocery store

A Muslim woman shopping with her four-month-old son was attacked in a London, Ont., supermarket Monday, according to police.The woman was at the Superking Supermarket at 785 Wonderland Rd. S. at approximately 5 p.m. when another woman approached her and began yelling at her for no apparent reason.

The woman, unknown to the shopper, spit on the victim, punched her several times and grabbed her hair before finally grabbing and attempting to remove the victim’s hijab.

The suspect then left the store

Police are looking for a woman standing five feet five inches and weighing 150 pounds. She is about 40 years old with a medium build, long black hair pulled back in a ponytail. She was wearing a red Canada T-shirt and black pants and was carrying a green purse.

The suspect spoke with a heavy accent but police are unsure which language she was speaking.

The victim sustained minor injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the London Police Service.

This is the fourth publicly reported attack against visible minorities in London in the past eight months. Others have involved physical assaults and racial slurs, including vandals spray painting hateful comments on campaign signs during the federal election last year : MSN

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