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Deputies: man pulled knife, yelled racial slurs in Wawa parking lot

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A Hudson man is accused of shouting racial slurs and threatening a black man with a knife in the parking lot of a Wawa convenience store in Port Richey.

Yesterday Kevin Newkirk says he was walking outside Wawa with a woman, when Patrick Albert Smith walked up and started yelling racial slurs.  Newkirk says he told Smith to stop, but Smith kept yelling insults, and said the CIA was after him.

At one point, Pasco deputies say Smith pulled a knife and threatened to kill Newkirk and the woman he was with, claiming she was a CIA agent.

Deputies placed Smith under arrest.  He's charged with aggravated assault as a hate crime.

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