- Associated Press - Monday, October 31, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Police say three men harassed then beat a Somali Muslim man at a San Diego Restaurant. They say the man was hit with brass knuckles and a chair and the attack is being investigated as a hate crime.

San Diego police say the three white men in their 30s were at Zappy Pizza in the Redwood Village neighborhood when a group of Somali men and women walked in on Sunday afternoon.

Police say the men then began making degrading comments based on the group’s race and religion.

An argument broke out and the fight became violent when the men hit the 20-year-old Somali man in the face with a pair of brass knuckles and in the back of the head with a chair.

Police arrested the three men. The victim had cuts and bruises but refused treatment.

No names have been released.

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