San Bruno: Teen arrested for alleged death threat in what police are calling a hate crime

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

SAN BRUNO — A teen boy was arrested here on suspicion of threatening and brandishing a weapon at a person and making derogatory remarks about the victim’s perceived ethnicity, authorities said.

The 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a weapon and committing a hate crime. Police say that around 2:40 p.m. Saturday, they received a call that the male victim had been threatened during an argument at a shopping center on El Camino Real in San Bruno.

The boy allegedly threatened to kill the victim after pulling out a knife, and made derogatory remarks about his race. Police said in a news release the victim is Afghan and the suspect is “believed to be of Middle Eastern descent,” without elaborating.

The boy was booked into juvenile hall.

San Bruno police say any witnesses who wish to make a statement may call them at 650-616-7100 or by email:sbpdtipline@sanbruno.ca.gov.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.