Police arrest man, say he made racially motivated death threats
YAKIMA, Wash. — Police arrested a 58-year-old man accused of making racially motivated threats to his neighbors around 6 p.m. Tuesday evening.
The man peeked through bushes and saw his female neighbor gardening outside. He started yelling racial slurs, telling her to go back to her “homeland,” police said.
The woman told him she was born here, to which he responded, “If it wasn’t for the law I would put a bullet through your head,” according to documents.
He stared at her for about 10 minutes, then threatened to shoot the children playing nearby, the Yakima Herald-Republic reports.
He’s being held in Yakima County jail on suspicion of malicious harassment.