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Genesee County man arrested on hate crime assault charge

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Posted at 8:16 AM, Oct 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-17 08:16:46-04

ELBA, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Genesee County man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a person by shoving them, which caused them to break their foot, while yelling racial slurs at them.

Investigators say 44-year-old John Gaylord of Elba was charged with assault in the third degree as a hate crime.

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office believes the victim was selected based on their race.

Gaylord is expect to re-appear in court on October 27.