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Police identify man who stabbed Sikh at airport

Police identify person who stabbed a Sikh man in attack at Fresno airport, still no motive By The Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) ' A Sikh man waiting for a plane at Fresno Yosemite International Airport has been stabbed in a seemingly unprovoked attack.

The victim was treated at the airport and boarded his flight. He was bound for India.

Police say 26-year-old Mitchell Dufur stabbed the victim in the upper torso Sunday evening. No words were exchanged before the attack.

Dufur was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a knife in an airport.

Lt. Don Gross says investigators have not determined whether it was a hate crime because Dufur has given no indication about his motive.

Sikhism developed in the Punjab region of northern India. Sikhs in the U.S. have occasionally been the target of anti-Muslim sentiment because they wear turbans and beards.


Information from: The Fresno Bee,

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