A man targeted a Sikh American for his appearance and called him a “Terrorist” and then broke into his home threatening his family with a knife.
NBC News reported:
“He said, ‘I’m going to cut you up because you’re a terrorist,'” Preet Moudgil told The Spokesman-Review. “All he saw was a brown man.”
The suspect, Brandon Kilgore, allegedly came into the motel lobby to ask for an item for a motel guest, according to The Spokesman-Review, during which he allegedly made several seemingly racist comments, including one about Guantanamo Bay. He then allegedly returned with a knife and tried to break down the door between the lobby and the office, according to the newspaper. Kilgore then allegedly broke into the family’s apartment through a sliding-glass door accessible only by the roof, according to the newspaper. Once inside, he allegedly raised his knife and pushed Moudgil’s father, who was able to escape. Moudgil’s mother also fled the home with Moudgil’s 3-year-old son, according to the newspaper. A friend of the family subdued the man and took away the knife.
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