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Police: Man hurled racial slurs, caused thousands in damage to Nashville Greyhound station

David Shepherd (Metro Nashville Police)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A 36-year-old man was arrested on Sunday after hurling racial slurs at Greyhound bus station staff then causing thousands of dollars of damage to the station.

According to the arrest affidavit for David Shepherd, he became upset when he was informed he couldn't purchase a ticket over the phone and was asked to leave the property.

Considered to be intoxicated, Shepherd started using racial slurs at staff and derogatory language. He then allegedly pushed two kiosks to the ground, destroying them. Afterwards, he picked up a stanchion and swung it at staff, subsequently shattering two windows.

Shepherd then exited the building and kicked the front window with his leg, shattering the window and injuring his leg in the process. Police say Shepherd had a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his person with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes.

Shepherd has been charged with vandalism, public intoxication, trespassing, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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