Assault Charges For Anti-Gay Man Seen In Viral Video

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.