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Man, 24, charged in suspected homophobic attack in Toronto

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A 24-year-old man has been arrested for an alleged homophobic aggravated assault at Hanlan’s Point two weeks ago.

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Toronto Police say a man, 24, and a woman, 27, were walking to the ferry docks near Hanlan’s Point around 11:30 p.m. on June 5 when they got into a disagreement with another group.

A man in the group made homophobic slurs and a woman grabbed one of the alleged victims.

Two men from the group assaulted the 24-year-old man leaving him with significant injuries.

On Saturday, police arrested Elijah McGibbon, 24, of Toronto and charged him with aggravated assault.

Investigators are still looking for others involved.

“I want to make it clear that while we have successfully charged someone for their alleged involvement in the assault, our investigation doesn’t stop here,” Det.-Const. Lauren Hassard said.

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“This is a complex case, and we still encourage witnesses to come forward,” she said. “In particular, we want to speak to two women who we believe were in the area at the time and are described as white, in their 20s and with brown hair.”

“This remains an active investigation,” Hassard added.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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