- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A man arrested on suspicion of threatening and yelling racial slurs at a woman is also a suspect in a racial incident that occurred during the Alaska Native gathering known as Celebration, Juneau police said.

Alexander Logan Libbrecht, 32, was being held on $25,000 bail on charges of fourth-degree assault after the arrest last week, police Lt. Kris Sell said.

Libbrecht used racial slurs while telling the black woman that he was going to bash in her head while he was in a rage, Sell said.

Sell said the behavior is similar to an incident that marred a parade at last month’s Celebration event. Police said a man yelled slurs at a Native man and at the crowd and shoved people as he ran off.

Libbrecht was considered a suspect but had not been charged in that case, Sell said.

Court records did not list an attorney for Libbrecht, who is also wanted in Hawaii after people were threatened, KTOO reported (https://bit.ly/1mBjJn5 ).

Last month, the Secret Service asked Juneau police for help in contacting Libbrecht regarding threats against the president and in voicemails to an attorney in New Jersey, who represented Libbrecht in a prior case, Sell said.

Police have no indication that Libbrecht has ever gotten close to President Barack Obama, she said.

The charges in Hawaii stem from an incident in which someone threw rocks at people on a beach. Court records show Libbrecht was released on bail following the arrest last October, and the prosecutor obtained a protective order against him.

A bench warrant was issued after Libbrecht failed to appear for a hearing in March.


Information from: KTOO-FM, https://www.ktoo.org

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