Man Arrested For Swinging Ax At People, Yelling ‘God Bless KKK’
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh police arrested a man for swinging an ax at people in Frick Park.
Police say 39-year-old Frederic Park is accused of threatening several people with the ax, including knocking a water bottle out of one man’s hands with the ax.
Park also reportedly threw a garbage can at that same man.
Park reportedly ran from officers when they tried to track him down on Saturday.
Sunday, police say an African-American man was doing pull-ups in the park, when Park called him a racial slur and said “God bless the KKK” before swinging an ax at him.
Police say they have previously arrested Park for threats and harassment, and that he has been living in the woods since being kicked out of the house by his father.
Park is now charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and ethnic intimidation.
He’s being held on $10,000 bond.