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Deputies: Neighbor attacks gay couple in Aloha

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ALOHA, OR (KPTV) -

Washington County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible hate crime in an Aloha neighborhood.

Investigators say Robert Bosket attacked the couple in their home in the 2900 block of Southwest 187th Street.

Dave Christensen told Fox 12 he and his partner were at home Tuesday night when Bosket knocked on their front door..

"He pushed the door open, hit me in the chest and knocked me backwards onto the stairs.  He was on top of me, strangling me," said Christensen.

Christensen said the attack went on for about 10 minutes. He said Bosket repeatedly shouted gay slurs at him.

Bosket was arraigned Wednesday for burglary, but a grand jury will determine whether any hate crime charges will be filed.

Deputies are investigating if the victims' sexuality was the motive. Christensen said he had not had any run-ins with Bosket, but there had been some disputes in the neighborhood recently.

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