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Police say man a suspect in parade incident

By Associated Press 9:17 AM July 7, 2014
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) –

Juneau police say a man arrested last week for threatening a woman is a suspect in a racial incident that occurred during the Alaska Native gathering known as Celebration.

Alexander Logan Libbrecht is being held on $25,000 bail on charges of fourth-degree assault. Police Lt. Kris Sell said Libbrecht yelled racist slurs and threatened a black woman.

Sell said the behavior is similar to that which marred a parade at last month’s Celebration.

Court records did not list an attorney for Libbrecht.

KTOO reports (http://bit.ly/1mBjJn5 ) that Libbrecht also is wanted in Hawaii for threatening people and that the Secret Service asked Juneau police for help in contacting Libbrecht regarding threats he allegedly made against the president and an attorney in New Jersey.

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Information from: KTOO-FM, http://www.ktoo.org

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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