BALTIMORE — Maryland State Police say reports of hate and bias incidents have surged 40 percent.

The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that authorities fielded 285 such reports in 2016. There were 203 reports the previous year.

November had by far the most incidents with 50 reports. At least 11 referenced Donald J. Trump.

For example, a white man allegedly pointed a gun at a Hispanic man in Montgomery County. Police said the white man threatened to kill the victim and his family. He allegedly said he voted for Trump and that the victim needed to leave the country.

In another example, an 11-year-old white boy in Anne Arundel County allegedly called two 13-year-old black boys racial slurs. Police said the white boy warned they would have to leave once Trump was elected.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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