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Clearlake Man Faces Hate Crime Charges For Yelling Racial Slurs Before Machete Attack: Police

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.

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