Vandal damages War Memorial

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is investigating a hate-motivated graffiti that occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the National War Memorial on Wellington Street.

A bad photo of the suspect wanted by police.
Ottawa police are looking for this suspect wanted in connection with damaging the War Memorial. Courtesy the OPS

“At approximately 9:46 p.m. on Oct. 14, a man riding a bike approached the Memorial, used a sharp object to engrave a hate graffiti on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,” the OPS released in a statement today (Oct. 23).

“He left the area on the bike.”

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man. He was wearing a light-coloured sweater, dark pants, a dark toque, a black backpack and was riding a mountain style bike.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Detective Ali Toghrol of the Ottawa Police Hate Crime Investigations Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5453.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at