Palo Alto man arrested in alleged hate crime assault

Police say 26-year-old Alexander Joseph Furrier allegedly directed "homophobic epithets" towards a victim while knocking him unconscious and threw another victim to the ground as she tried to intervene. Furrier then attacked a police dog, kicking him repeatedly in the head and attempting to choke him.

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