UPDATE: Man arrested after stalking, threatening D.C. crossing guard

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -A man has been arrested after police say he stalked, threatened and made racial slurs towards a D.C. crossing guard.

55-year-old Lionel Hyater, of Bethesda, was arrested and charged with felony threats and stalking on Thursday.


Police are investigating a possible hate crime where a man is accused of stalking, threatening, and making racial slurs towards a D.C. crossing guard.

The investigation shows the suspect was stopped in the middle of an intersection at 5500 block of Broad Branch Road, Northwest on Monday.

Police say the suspect threatened to cause serious harm to the crossing guard. They say the man also indicated a racial bias towards the victim’s ethnicity.

The suspect is described by police as a Black male, around 50 years-old and 5’8″ to 5’10” in height. The suspect fled in a dark colored Nissan Murano with a California tag of DLR890651. Police released the following video of the vehicle of interest.

Anyone who may recognize the vehicle should call police at 202-727-9099.

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