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Police investigating claims that a man using racial slurs tried to run over Black youths with his vehicle

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 15:40:43-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating an incident that occurred Sunday where a man in his 50s allegedly attempted to run over several Black adolescents with his vehicle.

Police said the man was driving a 2001 Pontiac on Riverside Avenue in Cleveland’s Brooklyn Centre neighborhood around 10 p.m. when he attempted to run over the Black youths while using racial slurs.

A felonious assault/hate incident report was filed with police.

The incident is currently being investigated by detectives, police said.