Man accused of hate crime after threat, chase

Man accused of hate crime after threat, chase

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 52-year-old man faces a hate crime charge after police say he made a racial slur and threatened to kill a person outside a Salt Lake City convenience store.

Authorities say the incident happened about 3 p.m. Friday in a parking lot on South State Street.

Police say Frank Lowell Allen approached two people, pulled out a knife and uttered a racial slur before threatening to kill one of the two.

Officials say Allen chased one of the people around the parking lot, but wasn't able to catch the person.

Police say they later found Allen hiding in a bathroom inside the store.

He was booked on suspicion of aggravated assault, public intoxication, trespassing and a hate crime. Salt Lake County jail records show he remained there Monday morning.

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