Wiesel attacker extradited to CA to face charges


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eli wiesel.jpgAuthorities on Thursday brought New Jersey resident Eric Hunt to San Francisco on charges he attacked Eli Wiesel at a San Francisco hotel in February. He was expected to arrive Thursday night and appear in court today. 

Hunt, a Holocaust denier, allegedly told Wiesel he wanted to interview him, took him into an elevator and then grabbed him and tried to drag him into a guest room at the hotel, was arrested three weeks later after bragging about the assault on a Web site.

Hunt faces kidnapping, false imprisonment, battery, elder abuse, stalking and hate crime charges in San Francisco.