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Huntington Beach police are investigating a possible hate-motivated attack against a black family after a man yelled racial slurs and threw a rock at their apartment’s sliding glass door.

The attack occurred about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment complex at Warner Avenue and Edwards Street, Officer Jennifer Marlatt said.

The resident was resting on his balcony when he saw a white male riding his bicycle with flashing lights, she said. The resident went into his apartment, but noticed the light was now flashing outside his apartment.

He looked outside and saw the bicycle lying on the sidewalk. The man walked into a recessed area near a flood control channel and picked up an item, Marlatt said.

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