One Charged with Hate Crime After Man Punched

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police say one man was arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime after a 24-year-old says he was punched in the face.

Police on Saturday are investigating whether it was part of a so-called "knockout" game. The object is to knock out an unsuspecting person with one punch. The man says he overheard a group talking about it before he was hit.

Police say the victim told them he was walking in Brooklyn around 2:45 a.m. Friday when he was struck once. He was not seriously injured.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on charges of assault as a hate crime because the victim is Jewish. Three others taken into custody were released.

Police are investigating similar recent incidents, including in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 233176041 - kolotv.com/a?a=233176041
Gray Television, Inc.