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Three Arrested In Alleged Hate Crime In St. Cloud

Ryan Frane, Chad Hands and Matthew Thomas. (Photos: Stearns County Jail)

ST.  CLOUD – St. Cloud Police have arrested three men for allegedly attacking another man because he’s gay.

The incident happened just before 2:30 a.m. on Monday in the alley near D.B. Searles in downtown St. Cloud.

Police say the 22-year-old victim from St. Louis Park was punched by the three men as they hurled gay slurs.  He refused medical treatment.

Arrested were 24-year-old Matthew Thomas of Rogers, 21-year-old Chad Hands of Elk River, and 23-year-old Ryan Frane of St. Cloud.

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