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Sikh man stabbed at California airport

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 10:06

Washington: A Sikh man traveling to India has
been stabbed at an airport in California.

The police, who subsequently arrested the assailant, have
ruled out hate crime.

The middle-aged man, whose name has not been released by
the police, was treated for a quarter-inch stab wound in the
upper torso at Fresno Yosemite International Airport, and
chose to continue the first leg of his flight to India, a
local newspaper reported on Monday.

The assailant, a 26-year-old white man has been taken
into custody, said Fresno City Police Department`s Lt Don

The victim was standing near the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) terminal with his translator at the time
of attack on Sunday.

There was no communication between the victim and the
assailant, who remains in the Fresno County Jail, the
newspaper reported.


First Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 09:57
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