Police: Armed white man confronts black GOP volunteer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say an armed white man confronted a black Republican volunteer at a polling place and has been arrested.

Volunteer Derek Partee tells The News & Observer that three white people angrily approached him Wednesday at a poll in Charlotte. He posted pictures of the people on Facebook, saying they were calling him racial slurs and threatening him. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say in a release that the armed man was carrying a BB gun. His identity hasn’t been released yet.

Partee says the people approached him asking about his party, but “they didn’t care whether I was a Democrat or a Republican, they just cared that I was black.” Police say the other people won’t be charged because they were found to have not violated any laws.

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Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com

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