Indiana U. Asian Students Robbed In Racially-Charged Attack

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Indiana University police say a group of African-Americans used racial slurs before attacking and robbing a group of Asian students.

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Police say the attack happened about 4 a.m. Sunday and say they’re searching for suspects.

In a news release, university police say eight Asian students were walking to a dorm on the Bloomington campus when five black males and three black females approached them.

Police say the blacks used anti-Chinese slurs and words were exchanged.

Police say four of the Asians were assaulted or robbed. They say one was treated at a hospital for facial injuries and released.

Police say the attackers stole an iPad, an iPod, two sets of head phones, and a cell phone.

Investigators plan to review security videos to look for clues.

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