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Hamilton police have arrested a man after a video appeared to show him hurling transphobic and racist insults toward passengers on an HSR bus.
Police issued a news release on Tuesday appealing for witnesses and victims related to the three-minute video after CBC Hamilton asked the police service about it a day earlier.
It also said the incident was reported via the service’s online reporting tool by a third party in another province.
On Wednesday afternoon, the police service said officers arrested 41-year-old Christopher Pretula, charging him with assault and utter threat.
The police service is also applying to lay a hate crime charge.
“We recognize the impact hate has in our community…. We continue to encourage people to come forward to report in order for police to investigate and charge…