Howard County Police report assault / hate-bias incident in Columbia on August 16th

Noted in the Howard County Police Department Daily Crime Bulletin, Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Assault/hate-bias incident

Columbia, 21044: 10200 block of Wincopin Circle, Aug. 16 8:35 a.m.

An adult female victim reported that she was walking on the footpath near the Columbia Lakefront when she was approached by a male suspect who displayed a sharp object, threatened her, and called her a racial slur. The victim fled and was uninjured. Through investigation, police identified the suspect and arrested him.

ARRESTED: Eddie Gohary, 30, of Columbia Road in Columbia, charged with first- and second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, and a hate crime


Here is the area noted above:

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