A black teenager has been arrested for assaulting a stranger allegedly for being white, police stated Friday.
Devon Ahmad, 18, of Amityville, LI, was driving an elevator with a sixty five-yr-previous man at 257 W. thirty ninth St. within the Garment District round 5:15 p.m. Thursday when he allegedly first started a verbal assault.
“White individuals suck. I hate white individuals. White individuals are the supply of my issues,” stated Ahmad, who’s black, to the white man, in accordance with cops.
When the elevator reached the bottom flooring and the doorways opened, issues turned bodily. Ahmad punched the sufferer a number of occasions, inflicting swelling and bruising to the best aspect of his face, police stated.
Ahmad was picked up a short while later on the business constructing. He was charged with assault as a hate crime.
The teenager was arrested beforehand for assault in December 2016. A number of different arrests at the moment are sealed, police stated.
The sufferer was handled for his accidents on the scene.