Man Arrested for Racial Intimidation

4-9 WILLIAM SPIVEYSPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Springfield Police say a former Whoville resident was arrested Tuesday night, accused of racial intimidation and menacing.

Police say 52-year-old William Spivey became outraged at a family celebrating a birthday party at Island Park because he thought they were throwing rocks at ducks.

They say Spivey approached the two alleged victims and began using racial slurs, and threatening them with a knife.

Officers found no evidence that the ducks were harassed or injured.

Spivey was arrested and lodged in the Springfield Municipal Jail.

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