Man arrested for ethnic threats |

Man arrested for ethnic threats

Pete FowlerGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Authorities arrested a man they believe brandished a knife, made ethnic threats and harassed four men renovating a restaurant Thursday night.Glenwood Springs Police arrested Joshua Alvin Ramsey of Rifle, 22, on suspicion of felony menacing, first-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespass and harassment. Bond was set at $25,000 in an advisement Friday and hadn’t been posted by Friday evening.Police Chief Terry Wilson said Ramsey entered the Taste of Asia restaurant at 2430 Glen Ave. before 9 p.m., where four Hispanic males were inside working on renovation of the building.”He walked in the door and started yelling racial epithets at them, pushed one of the guys in the chest, finger-poked another guy,” Wilson said.Ramsey taunted the men, asked them to fight and identified himself as a white supremacist, Wilson said.He then took a knife out of his pants pocket, threatened the men with it, and refused to leave, Wilson said.An officer arrived, and the men said Ramsey had just left. The officer located Ramsey nearby and arrested him after he was identified by the men inside, Wilson said.The men said Ramsey appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs because of the way he was ranting and raving, Wilson said.Ramsey also appeared to be confused because he made racial slurs about African-Americans to the Hispanic men, he added.Contact Pete Fowler: 945-8515, ext. 16611 pfowler@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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