Man Charged With Assault, Racial Harassment
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with assault and harassment after he allegedly yelled racial epithets at a black man and pointed a gun at him.
Steven Heyden, 20, who is white, is charged with racial/religious/ethnic harassment and other offenses. He is being held on $75,000 bail.
Deputies say on Monday, a black man was driving when Heyden allegedly darted in front of his car, forcing him to slam on his brakes.
Officers say Heyden yelled racial slurs at the man, pulled a pistol from his waistband and pointed it at his face, and
threatened to shoot him.
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