Fraternity found innocent after gay man’s hate crime accusation

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A monthlong police investigation has concluded that a gay man who reported being the victim of a hate crime at a University of North Dakota fraternity invented the story and actually instigated the fight.

Police recommended charging Haakon Gisvold, 18, who is not a UND student, with providing false information to police, but prosecutors declined.

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Fraternity members allegedly taunt, choke and strip gay partygoer

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Grand Forks, ND (AP) — A gay man believes his outfit of metallic red shorts and a tank top triggered what he said was an assault and homophobic taunting during a weekend incident at a University of North Dakota fraternity house that police are investigating.

Haakon Gisvold, 18, said Sept. 8 he was called anti-gay slurs, choked and stripped down Sept. 6 while attending a party at the Lambda Chi Alpha house in Grand Forks. The fraternity chapter has been placed on limited operations as the University of North Dakota and Grand Forks police departments investigate.

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