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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014

Punjab Abroad- USA

Police: Sikh man called a terrorist, is mowed down
AP
New York, August 19, 2014
First Published: 19:16 IST(19/8/2014)
Last Updated: 19:25 IST(19/8/2014)

Police have arrested a 55-year-old New York man on charges he called a Sikh man a terrorist and mowed him down with his pickup truck.


The encounter happened July 30 in the Queens borough of New York. Sandeep Singh was treated for abdominal and back injuries.

The New York Post reports (http://bit.ly/1o8TRKo ) that Joseph Caleca and Singh exchanged words because Singh's car door was blocking the street.

Police say Caleca called 29-year-old Singh a terrorist before hitting him with his truck. Police say Caleca then accelerated, hit Singh and dragged him several feet before fleeing.

Caleca was arrested late Monday on charges of attempted murder as a hate crime and assault as a hate crime. No information on a lawyer for him was available.


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