Man charged with bias motivated crimes at Colorado Springs Airport

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — An adult Hispanic male was intimidating and making racial slurs towards an adult black male in a bathroom at the Colorado Springs Airport around 12:50 p.m.

According to police, a CSPD Airport officer responded to investigate the disturbance and was assaulted by the suspect. During the assault, the officer was able to spray the suspect with pepper spray, which had no effect. The officer was able to deploy his taser, which also had no effect on the suspect.

The ongoing disturbance spilled out into the baggage claim area where airport patrons were able to assist the officer with detaining the suspect and end the ongoing disturbance.

The suspect was identified as Pedro Perez, 50, he was charged with bias motivated crimes as well as 2nd degree assault on a peace officer.

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