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Weekend Beatings Believed to Be Hate Crime

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ANGIER — Police are looking for a group of teenagersthey said jumped and beat up four adults and a 5-year-old child at alaundromat during the weekend.

Police said the attackers, who were all Black, used two-by-fours and glassbottles to assault their Hispanic victims. One officer said he wouldclassify the attack as a hate crime.

All the victims were treated at local hospitals and have now beenreleased. No arrests have been made.

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