The hate crime suspect, who wielded a knife at protestors on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, was involved in a stand-off with police.

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Michael Cremen, the hate crime suspect, who wielded a knife at protestors on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo, was involved in a stand-off with police. Cremen skipped his court date, so an arrest warrant had been issued for him. New York State Police were attempting to apprehend him last night when the stand-off happened. According to NYS Police, Cremen was taken into custody last night, Monday, November 9, 2020,

"On November 9, 2020, Troopers out of SP Machias responded to a verbal argument on E. Hill Road in the Town of Franklinville. Troopers took Michael Cremen, 48 into custody and is being turned over to Buffalo Police Department for an active warrant."

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Michael Cremen was seen Friday, August 28, on Hertel, hurling the racial slur, while police stood by. He was armed with a knife, which can be seen in the photo below. A protester can also be heard yelling, "he has a knife," in the video. The protesters were from the Western New York Liberation Collective.

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