81-Year-Old San Diego Man Attacked in Hate Crime

"Are you Chinese or Vietnamese?"

In San Diego, an 81-year-old man, Mark Sonouvong, was hospitalized after being violently attacked while on his morning walk on Friday, by an assailant who reportedly asked him, "Are you Chinese or Vietnamese?"

The victim appears to have been assaulted without provocation. According to CBS8 News, the attacker approached and asked Sonouvong if he was Chinese or Vietnamese. When he told the stranger to leave him alone, he was knocked down to the ground and beaten. He didn't take anything from Sonouvong.

Police are investigating the assault as a possible hate crime.

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