Riverside man arrested for allegedly swinging hatchet during road rage incident

(Riverside Police Dept.)

A Riverside man was arrested on suspicion of a hate crime and assault after police say he swung a hatchet at a delivery driver and called him “a racially sensitive name” on Saturday night.

Police were called at 6:42 pm to Manhasset Street for a report of a delivery driver, according to the Press Enterprise. The unidentified driver, described as Hispanic, was not injured. Police say he was able to back away when the hatchet was swung at him.

“The driver and suspect were involved in a road rage incident where the suspect followed the driver to one of his stops, swung a hatchet at him, and then called him derogatory names,” police stated in Facebook post.

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Blake Baldwin, 21, was arrested on suspicion of a felony hate crime and for felony assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm.