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2 men sought for hate crime near UCLA campus

January 19, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Police are searching for two suspects believed to have committed what they say is a hate crime against a student near the UCLA campus on Friday morning.

Investigators said a student was walking in the 400 block of S. Gayley Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Friday when a dark-colored car pulled up. Two men got out and approached the student. One of them allegedly threatened the victim with a knife and made anti-gay slurs.

The suspects got back in their car and left the scene. The victim sustained minor scratches and bruises.

One suspect was described as a white man in his mid to late 20s, about 5-foot-9, around 165 pounds with a shaved head and brown eyes. The other suspect was described as a Hispanic man also in his mid to late 20s, about 6-foot-4,300 pounds with long black hair.

The attack happened where UCLA students walk about at night.

"We don't really have this type of stuff on our campus, so it's really surprising when someone does that, especially on this street," student Mark Anderson said. "It's kind of scary."

Anyone with information was asked to call UCLA police at (310) 825-1491.


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