Oregon police nab alleged anti-Semitic attacker

(JTA) – Police in Eugene, Ore., have made an arrest in an alleged hate crime attack against a Jewish man.

The Jewish man, 33, was attacked twice an hour apart on Saturday night near the University of Oregon campus, according to the Oregonian newspaper. Two men punched and kicked him and, during the second assault, shouted anti-Semitic slurs.

Police are still searching for the second attacker.

Eugene Police Sgt. Kris Martes told KVAL News that the assault is considered a hate crime.

"The purpose and the motivation behind the crime, according to the victim, is his religious orientation," Martes said.

The alleged attackers, all transients, reportedly knew each other.
 

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