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One arrest made after hate crime in Redwood City

Victim suffered minor injuries. Suspect taken into custody.
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As per a press release issued by Lieutenant Nick Perna, investigations division commander of the Redwood City Police Department, on Aug. 28, at around 1:38 pm, an assault with a deadly weapon and hate crime took place in the area of 4th Ave. and Spring St. in Redwood City.

A group of subjects was loitering and drinking at the location. The suspect, Redwood City resident Cipriano Munoz (43) made homophobic slurs to the victim before punching him in the face multiple times and hitting him on the neck with an aluminum pipe (a piece from a crutch that belonged to another subject), said the press release.  

The victim suffered minor injuries to the face and neck but declined medical attention.

The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the San Mateo County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and for a felony hate crime statute. 


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