PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man is facing several charges in connection with an attack on a convenience store worker in Portland.
Police say on Friday Brian Christopher Miller yelled anti-Muslim slurs and threatened to kill the 68-year-old gas station worker, who is Muslim and emigrated from Afghanistan, KGW-TV reported.
The employee recorded the attack on his cellphone as he called 911, police said. In the video released by police, Miller can be seen yelling at the worker for several minutes.
Miller shoved a food case at the victim, threw things and stole items, police said.
It wasn’t immediately known if Miller has a lawyer to comment on the case.
Portland police arrested Miller for criminal mischief and robbery. He was released on his own recognizance a few hours later.
On Monday afternoon, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced his office is also pursuing multiple hate crime charges and other additional charges against Miller.