A 37-year-old man was charged Tuesday with a hate crime related to an attack with a metal pole at Placentia-Linda Hospital in Placentia.
Anthony Christopher Reyes is accused of attacking a victim with a metal pole and vandalizing a pop-up tent at the hospital at 1301 N. Rose Drive on Sunday, according to the criminal complaint.
Reyes pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana. He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and a hate crime, all felonies, as well as misdemeanor counts of vandalism and resisting arrest and faces a sentencing enhancement for a hate crime.
Reyes, who is being held on $50,000 bail, was ordered to return to court Dec. 29 for a pretrial hearing.
Further details of the incident were not immediately available. Police and prosecutors did not immediately respond to messages.