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Man arrested in 6-month-old Carlsbad bus attack

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CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Police say a 22-year-old man has been arrested for investigation of a hate crime and assault with a deadly weapon during an April 4 bus attack in Carlsbad.

Police Sgt. Mickey Williams told the San Diego Union-Tribune that Arturo Santiago was arrested Wednesday when he arrived at a probation office in Vista on another matter.

Police allege Santiago hit the victim on the head with a glass bottle and uttered racial slurs in an unprovoked attack on a North County Transit District bus. Police say the victim was hospitalized but has recovered.

A Carlsbad officer recognized Santiago from video surveillance and police had been searching for him.

He is on a no-bail probation hold and scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

No phone number is listed for Santiago in Vista.


Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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