Police investigating anti-Muslim graffiti at Tuscany LRT station
Graffiti on the escalator of the Tuscany LRT station on Thursday afternoon (photo: Bhaveek Makan)
The Calgary Police Service and Calgary Transit are investigating vandalism spotted at a northwest LRT station, on vehicles in the station's parking lot and on the exterior of a CTrain late Thursday afternoon.
According to Calgary Transit spokesperson Ron Collins, the transit call centre received a complaint at 5:46 p.m. notifying them a CTrain had been tagged. Transit officials located the train at the Sommerset Station in the southeast and an undisclosed number of train cars were removed from service.
A short time later, the Calgary Transit twitter account received photographs showing anti-Muslim and anti-Syrian graffiti at the Tuscany LRT station in the northwest.
“This was a horrible act and nobody expects something like this to happen,” said Ron Collins. “We took immediate steps to remove the graffit as soon as it was reported to us.”
Calgary Transit has released station surveillance video to the Calgary Police Service and an investigation is underway. Police have asked Calgary Transit to not remove the graffiti as part of their investigation.
Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service, 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers.