Suspected in Cottonwood Heights hate crimes identified

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Jul 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-15 18:45:07-04

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — Police say they have identified a man suspected of committing hate crimes in the Cottonwood Heights area.

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The suspect allegedly threatened Asian business owners on Union Park, slashing their vehicle tires while screaming racial slurs.

Police issued the unidentified suspect a citation, although possible hate crime charges could be filed at a later date.

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Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the Cottonwood Heights Police Department at 801-944-7100.