SDSU police investigating hate crime assault

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Campus police at San Diego State University were on the lookout Friday for a man who assaulted a student who was possibly Muslim, pushing her and yelling racial slurs.

The non-injury hate crime occurred about 1:45 p.m. Thursday in a parking lot off Zura Way, on the eastern side of the campus.

The unidentified assailant — described as a thin, black-haired, roughly 5-foot-11-inch white man in his 20s with green or hazel eyes — shoved and jostled the woman while making threatening and insulting remarks, according to campus police, who released an artist’s sketch of the perpetrator Friday evening.

Carrie Hogan, a detective with the SDSU Police Department, declined to disclose a suspected motive for the crime, citing concerns about compromising the agency’s investigation into the incident.

Following the attack, the man, who was wearing jeans, a gray sweater and white shoes, fled to the south toward another parking area, according to SDSU police.

Categories: KUSI