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Man charged in truck stop stabbing sent to state hospital

Posted at 4:33 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 06:33:54-05

ONTARIO, ORE. — A Colorado man charged in what Oregon prosecutor say was a hate crime stabbing has been found unfit for trial and will be sent to the Oregon State Hospital before his case can move forward.

The Argus-Observer in Ontario reports 26-year-old Nolan Strauss was ordered to the hospital for treatment on Wednesday. The truck driver from Colorado Springs was charged with attempted murder after police said he attacked and stabbed a black man in a truck stop restaurant with no provocation.

Strauss has not yet entered a plea, and was unable to be reached for comment.