Students Report Robbery, Assault In Racially-Charged Encounter
IU Police Release Sketch Of 1 Of Several People
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A racially-charged encounter involving a group of Asian students and African-Americans on the Indiana University campus escalated into robbery and assault, police said.The incident happened at about 4 a.m. Sunday at Forest Quad, IU Police Chief Keith Cash said."Eight Asian students were walking to Forest Quad B Tower when a group of five males and three females said, 'Hey look, here comes Chinatown. Look at all the chinks,'" Cash said in a news release.Police said the two groups got into a verbal exchange before three or four of the blacks walked toward the Asians, battering two of them and robbing two more.One of the Asian students was taken to a hospital with minor lacerations, police said.Electronic equipment was stolen from the Asian students, Cash said, but police were not able to find anyone involved.Police released a sketch of one of the attackers. They asked anyone with information to call 812-855-4111.