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12/21/2010 03:43 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Justin Tavarez, Skidmore Student, Charged In Racial Attack

A college student from the Bronx has been charged with a felony hate crime upstate after smashing a plate over the head of a white man who was sitting at a diner with a black man, police said.

Justin Tavarez, 19, a sophomore at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, became incensed when the two men sat down near him at Compton's Restaurant in Saratoga Springs about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, authorities said.

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