Plattsburgh Man Charged With Hate Crimes | WAMC

Plattsburgh Man Charged With Hate Crimes

Oct 1, 2020

Police say a Plattsburgh man has been charged with hate crimes following an assault near City Hall.

Police say a man wielding a knife assaulted two men on City Hall Place in downtown Plattsburgh last Friday.  After an investigation, police on Thursday arrested 37-year-old Joseph Barchard of Plattsburgh.  He has been charged with three felonies, two of them as a hate crime.

Witnesses said Barchard directed racial slurs towards one of the victims.  One of the men suffered minor injuries and has been released from the hospital.