A Pennsylvania man is behind bars after shoving one other man onto practice tracks final week for being white, police stated.
Willie Hayes – who’s black – was taken into custody Thursday on expenses of ethnic intimidation, tried murder and aggravated assault, the Pittsburgh Put up-Gazette reported.
Police stated the incident occurred round 9 p.m. final Saturday on the Wooden Road Gentle Rail Transit in Pittsburgh. A prison criticism cited two witnesses who informed police that the sufferer “was assaulted after which thrown onto the trolley tracks by an unknown black male.”
The sufferer – later recognized as Charles Basarab – was punched 3 times, then shoved, and thrown onto the tracks, police stated. Basarab was hospitalized with damaged bones, bruises, cuts, and facial accidents and required surgical procedure for inside bleed, the Put up-Gazette reported.
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Based on the prison criticism, cited by KDKA, the sufferer informed police from the hospital that the suspect stated: “he was assaulting him as a result of he was white.”
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Authorities recognized the suspect as Willie Hayes by way of a surveillance video. A SWAT staff surrounded Hayes’ Sharpsburg residence Thursday morning and he was arrested. Hayes was booked into the Allegheny County Jail on a $50,000 bond. Hayes’ subsequent courtroom look can be in June as a result of he was unable to make bail.