Bias crimes detectives and officers from North Precinct arrested a 28-year-old man Thursday accused in a bias crime assault on two other men at a downtown nightclub last December.
Rickey Lee Watson Jr. is charged with two counts of assault and two counts of intimidation.
Police said the victims, Mufeed Yacoub, 21, and Sherif Youssef, 23, were socializing in a bar area of the nightclub when Watson physically confronted them.
The confrontation escalated when Watson followed the two men into a bathroom, made racial slurs and knocked them both unconscious, police said. Watson then fled the bar.