The Salt Lake Tribune reports:
He asked the man if he was gay and when he responded “I am,” he hit him. Now, that alleged attacker faces assault charges — but those will not be enhanced as a hate crime.
Carlo Alazo, 22 from Florida, was charged Friday by the Salt Lake County district attorney with three misdemeanors for threatening to use a weapon in a fight and two for assault. Alazo was captured on video appearing to hit Sal Trejo outside a Salt Lake City bar last weekend.
Alazo is alleged to have used anti-gay slurs and to have later pulled a knife on Trejo and his friends. Trujo posted the video on Twitter on Sunday and it garnered nationwide attention, as police searched for Alazo.
My friends and I were assaulted by this homophobic man in downtown Salt Lake City last night. Anyone know him? The police are interested in having a chat with him. #SaltLakeCity @slcpd @slcmayor @EqualityUtah pic.twitter.com/1tPFSCADOp
— Salonge Knowles (@saltrejo) February 17, 2019