Two charged over swastika at war museum

Canadian War Museum. (Wikimedia Commons/Balcer/HO)

Canadian War Museum. (Wikimedia Commons/Balcer/HO)

Danielle Bell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:38 PM ET

OTTAWA -- Canadian War Museum officials are “really pleased” a pair of 22-year-old Ottawa men have been charged in connection with racist vandalism that defaced an aircraft.

Police announced charges against the two men more than four months after a swastika and a racist phrase were spray-painted on a CF-100 Avro aircraft stored outside the museum.

The vandalism was caught on camera. It showed two men arriving in separate dark-coloured vehicles shortly before 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 27.

Joel Lendore and Simon Los have each been charged with one count of mischief under $5,000.


Security camera footage shows two men inside the Canadian War Museum on Aug. 27, 2012. (Submitted photo)


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