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Harvard Law Student Accused of Punching Student During Racist, Homophobic Incident

According to the Harvard Crimson, Nega is facing a charge of assault and battery for the purpose of intimidation, which he pleaded not guilty to during his arraignment on Jan. 27

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A 27-year-old man, who was identified by the Harvard Crimson as a Harvard Law School student, is facing charges after allegedly threatening students on campus with a baseball bat, using racial slurs, punching a student and intimidating them due to their sexual orientation, according to Cambridge police.

Naod Nega was initially sectioned in a local hospital on Jan. 23 following his alleged racist and homophobic actions, the Cambridge Police Department said in a news release highlighting recent responses by the department dealing with mental health.

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While at the hospital, Nega is accused of assaulting at least five employees, according to Cambridge police. He was taken to Bridgewater State Hospital on Jan. 27, after a judge at Cambridge District Court ordered he get longer-term treatment and evaluations.

According to the Harvard Crimson, Nega is facing a charge of assault and battery for the purpose of intimidation, which he pleaded not guilty to during his arraignment on Jan. 27. The publication reports that Nega is on a leave of absence from Harvard Law School.

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