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UCLA student reportedly threatened with ‘anti-gay’ slurs in hate crime

By Daily Bruin

January 19, 2013 12:17 pm

This article was updated on Jan. 19 at 4:25 p.m.

A UCLA student was reportedly threatened with anti-gay slurs by a man with a knife near the 400 block of Gayley Avenue early Friday morning, according to university police.

At about 1:30 a.m., the student was walking south on Gayley Avenue when a dark-colored four-door sedan pulled up in front of the student, according to a report released by UCPD today. Two men got out of the car and walked over to the student. One of the men, who was holding a knife, then began to threaten the student with “anti-gay slurs,” the report stated.

The men got back in their car and fled south down Gayley Avenue.

The student received a few minor scrapes and bruises in the incident, according to the report, which did not clarify whether a struggle took place.

Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, the report stated.

The man reportedly holding the knife was described as white, 26-27 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160-170 pounds. He had brown eyes and a shaved head and was wearing a grey hoodie and blue jeans at the time of the incident.

The second man was described as Hispanic, about 26-27 years old, 6 feet 4 inches tall, 300 pounds, with long, black, slicked back hair. He was wearing baggy clothing at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact UCPD at 310-825-1491 or leave an anonymous tip at 310-794-5824.

Compiled by Erin Donnelly, Bruin senior staff.

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