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CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8 | cbs8.com

14-year old boy booked on hate crime charges after attack on rabbi

The youth, whose name was withheld because he is a minor, allegedly shouted racial slurs at the victim and punched him late Saturday afternoon as he was walking.
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A 14-year-old boy who allegedly attacked a rabbi without provocation on a University City roadside was arrested Friday on suspicion of battery and committing a hate crime.

The youth, whose name was withheld because he is a minor, allegedly shouted racial slurs at the victim and punched him late Saturday afternoon around 5 p.m.as he was walking in the 3200 block of Governor Drive, near his synagogue, according to San Diego police.

The rabbi was not seriously injured, Lt. Shawn Takeuchi said.

The teen was booked into juvenile hall. 

The statement added, "The San Diego Police Department will fully investigate all crimes, especially those involving hate. We appreciate the community’s assistance in helping seek justice for the victim."