A white man in Northern California is facing hate crime and other charges after police say he stabbed a black man with a machete after yelling racial slurs.
Police said they went to a Clearlake apartment complex Saturday night after people reported someone yelling racial slurs in the parking lot and later attacking the victim with the knife.
Police say the suspect, 34-year-old Anthony Hammond, went back into his apartment and an hours-long standoff began. He eventually came out and was arrested.
Hammond is also charged with aggravated mayhem, battery and assault.
Edward Savin, a contract public defender in Lake County, said he hadn't seen the case Tuesday and couldn't comment.