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Police seek man who shouted slurs, spit on Cal students

Two University of California at Berkeley students reported being called racial and homophobic slurs before being spat on by a suspect Tuesday evening, according to campus police.

The incident occurred around 6:40 p.m. as the two students, a male and female, were watching election coverage at Upper Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley police said.

A man then approached the pair and yelled slurs at them. The suspect then spat on the victims, according to police.

The suspect was described as a white man in his 50s, between 5 inches and 6 feet tall and 5 inches and 7 feet tall, with a heavy build. The suspect had short gray hair, a ruddy complexion and was wearing a red plaid shirt, a gray hoodie, blue jeans and sneakers, police said.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact campus police at (510) 642-0472 or (510) 642-6760.

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