Black, Latino teens charged in attack on 2 whites

Five youths have been charged in a Howard Beach assault in which a group of black and Hispanic teens attacked two white teens, police say, an assault that may have been racially motivated.

New York | Anti-white slurs were yelled at the victims, police sources said, and the Hate Crime Task Force will determine if bias was the motive. A bat and a hammer were recovered by police.

The five were charged with gang assault, criminal mischief and resisting arrest, police said. They were part of a group of six 16-year-olds and two 15-year-olds.

According to police, the Halloween night attack outside a McDonald’s on Cross Bay Boulevard was triggered by a confrontation minutes earlier in which a white teen threw an egg at the suspects.

The victims were chased into the McDonald’s. Workers forced everyone outside and the victims were attacked, police said.

Source: NewsDay.com

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