Jewish Student: 'Religious Hatred' Assault Breaks Jaw, Staples Mouth

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

DETROIT (AP) - A Jewish student at Michigan State University says his jaw was broken in an attack by two assailants who he says displayed "religious hatred."

Zach Tennen told East Lansing police his attackers asked if he was Jewish, and when he responded "yes," he was punched in the face.

The 19-year-old sophomore from the Detroit suburb of Franklin was recovering Tuesday from jaw surgery. He says the assault took place early Sunday at an off-campus party.

In a statement sent to The Associated Press, Tennen says "no one should ever be subjected to the horror" he experienced.

He says along with punching him, his attackers stapled his mouth.

East Lansing police said Tuesday they are interviewing witnesses and working to identify suspects.

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