Palo Alto: Man arrested in alleged hate crime assault

A Palo Alto man was arrested on hate crime and assault charges after he allegedly used homophobic slurs and later hit a  another man who lost unconsciousness and then threw a woman to the ground.

Alexander Joseph Furrier, 26, also repeatedly kicked a police dog and tried to choke it, according to Palo Alto police.

Furrier was booked into the Santa Clara County jail for felony battery, felony hate crime, felony assault on a police dog and misdemeanor resisting arrest.

Palo Alto police received a call at 1:32 a.m. Sunday of two men fighting near the intersection of University Avenue and Waverly Street. Police found Furrier, along with a man

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