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Prosecutor: Fireworks stand attack may be racially motivated


A white man has been charged with stabbing a Black man at a Kansas fireworks stand in an attack that the prosecutor said may have been racially motivated.

Austin Bryce Langley, 40, was charged Tuesday with one count each of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon in the July 2 attack in Topeka. He has past convictions for aggravated battery.

Public defender Cindy Sewell didn't immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.

Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said in a news release that he will seek a...

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