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Man with warrant in Alaska accused of breaking veteran’s jaw over mask comment

Event happened in Spokane.

  • Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:00pm
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SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane police say they’ve arrested the man accused of breaking a 72-year-old veteran’s jaw in a hotel lobby.

KHQ-TV reports Spokane police say 35-year-old Cody P. Hansen was arrested at a home after receiving an anonymous tip. Hansen will remain in the Spokane County Jail until he can be transported back to King County.

The victim told police he made a comment to Hansen’s girlfriend about not wearing a mask before being attacked. Hansen punched the 72-year-old, partially disabled veteran in the face multiple times.

King County prosecutors have charged Hansen with second-degree assault. His bail was set at $10,000 for the assault arrest.

Hansen also has a warrant for his arrest out of of Alaska for drugs charges.

• This is an Associated Press report.

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