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Terry Lee Campbell Jr. (Police Booking Photo)

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP/WBBM) - Indiana University police have arrested a suspect and have asked the FBI to help decide if an attack on Asian students by African-Americans was a civil rights violation.

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Police say eight Asian students were walking to a dorm on the Bloomington campus before dawn Sunday when they were approached by a group of eight blacks persons.

Police say the blacks used anti-Chinese slurs and say four of the Asians were robbed or assaulted. One had a broken jaw.

Campus police Chief Keith Cash says officers arrested 18-year-old student Terry L. Campbell Jr. on Monday night on initial charges of robbery and battery.

Cash expects more arrests. He tells WTHR-TV he contacted the FBI and is considering if the attack broke civil rights law.

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