A New York subway attack on a group celebrating Chanukah is being investigated as a hate crime.
Four Jewish people on the Q train running between Manhattan and Brooklyn were verbally and physically assaulted on Dec. 7.
Ten men and women, aged 19 and 20, allegedly hurled anti-Semitic taunts at the victims before attacking them. The alleged assailants were arrested for assault and unlawful assembly later that night at a subway station in Brooklyn Heights, the New York Sun reported.
One of the suspects was previously charged with a hate crime, the newspaper reported.
More charges could be forthcoming if the attack is labeled a hate crime by the New York Police Department’s hate crimes task force.
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