Man tried to cut girl's hijab

Google Maps                   Pauline Johnson Junior Public School where an 11-year-old girl was headed Friday when she was allegedly attacked

According to the report published in Hindustan Times, after the incident, Toronto police are investigating the case.

Google Maps Pauline Johnson Junior Public School, where an 11-year-old girl was headed Friday when she was allegedly attacked.

The man then reportedly pulled off the hood of her jacket and started cutting the back of her hijab.

"I turned around and I saw him with his scissors", Khawlah said.

Spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante says the man cut off the girl's hijab and fled the scene. Shortly after the same attacker then approached her again "smiling" and trying to cut her scarf before fleeing.

"I felt really scared and confused", the 11-year-old girl said at a news conference Friday.

Bird said the school board is offering supports to the affected student and her family.

"What you're doing is very wrong, you should stop doing this".

The girl says by the time she got to school at about 9 a.m., her hijab had cuts in it as long as 30 centimetres.

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The suspect has been described by police as Asian and appearing to be in his 20s, standing between five-foot-eight and six-foot, with a medium build, black hair, mustache and eye glasses. He said he could not confirm the girl's age or grade.

"I don't know why he did that, it's just not Canada", Samad said. "I feel safe in this community and it's just not right".

Toronto police commended Khawlah for the way she had handled the incident. The second attack happened after Noman, her brother, and a group of children went to cross the light at Bay Mills Blvd.

Spokesman Ryan Bird says the school immediately contacted police and the girl's parents when the student arrived at school.

Her brother told reporters that he was frightened, and anxious his sister would be hurt.

The incident caught the attention of politicians at all levels of government.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weighed in from London, Ontario, where he was meeting with his Cabinet. "I can't imagine how afraid she must have been", Trudeau said.

"I certainly hope that the Toronto Police Services are able to track down the person who committed this violent act and my thoughts and prayers are with the family", Scheer said.

"This does not represent who we are", the premier added in a statement posted to Twitter. "Intolerance and hate of any kind, including islamophobia, has no place in our city, our province, or our country".

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