A New York man was attacked in Union Square by what witnesses described as a black man “assaulting multiple individuals” and leaving the aforementioned man brain dead. Witnesses said the assailant started attacking from out of nowhere, reportedly shouting things like “I hate white people” and “the next white person who walks by I’m going to fuck.”
LeShawn Marten has been identified as a suspect in the case, accused of punching multiple white people including 62-year-old Jeffrey Babbitt, who was left reportedly brain dead.
New York police commissioner Ray Kelly said the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the case due to the language used by the attacker. He said the suspect “made statements to the effect that ‘I’m going to punch the first white man that I see.'”
Instagram user defjamesusa caught a glimpse of Marten in police custody and posted it online.
Photographer Joey Boots captured a few pictures on the scene, including the one below showing one of the bloodied victims on the ground.
Watch a report on the attack below from Friday night, via WLNY:
[h/t The Blaze]
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