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UCLA hate crime suspect sketch released

UCLA police have released a sketch of a suspect wanted for making anti-gay slurs and threatening a student with a knife on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. (UCLA Police Department)
February 5, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Police have released a sketch of one of two suspects wanted in an alleged hate crime that took place near UCLA last month.

The incident occurred on Jan. 18 around 1:30 a.m. in the 400 block of South Gayley Avenue, an area UCLA students are known to frequent at night.

According to authorities, the suspect and another man directed anti-gay slurs towards a student and then threatened him with a knife.

The suspect, depicted in the sketch, is described as a white man between 26 and 27 years of age, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing about 160 to 170 pounds. He reportedly has a shaved head and acne scars. He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie and blue jeans.

The second suspect was described as a Hispanic male between 26 and 27 years of age, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall, and weighing about 300 pounds with long black slicked back hair. He was last seen wearing baggy clothing.

The vehicles fled the scene of the crime in a dark colored four-door sedan.

Anyone with information on the suspect or hate crime was urged to call the UCLA Police Department at 310-825-1491.


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