Update: The suspect has been arrested.
A young black male assaulted a 51-year-old white female in Cleveland, Ohio. This took place Sunday afternoon. He initially attacked without warning. Then he screamed racial abuse afterward.
The victim lived nearby. She went home, called the police, and then returned to the scene with her 21-year-old son. The perpetrator was still in the area and the son took his picture. Then he was also attacked and his cell phone screen was broken.
The suspect began screamed that the victims were “kkk members.” Then other people sided with the attacker and became hostile towards the victims. According to the police report, other bystanders started threatening them.
The area is mixed race. It is about a third white, a third black, and a third Latino. The attack took place in front of the Laurel Manor apartment complex.
Cleveland police say they are treating the attack as a hate crime. The perpetrator is still at large. The 21-year-old did manage to take a picture of the suspect. Police have released the picture to the public.