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Norwich man charged with intimidation, threatening in altercation

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Norwich — Police charged a Taftville man with intimidation based on race and other charges after he allegedly threatened a victim while brandishing two knives while yelling racial slurs during an altercation Sunday.

Police say Richard Garcia, 40, of 49 Shetucket Ave. got into a verbal argument with the victim and went home and retrieved two knives. He went back outside and that's when he reportedly brandished the weapons and yelled the slurs.

Garcia was charged at 3:50 p.m. Sunday with second-degree intimidation based on bigotry/bias, second-degree threatening and carrying dangerous weapons. He initially was held on a $5,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear Oct. 15 in Norwich Superior Court.

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