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.
Police Lt. Tom Rowe tells the Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/sMR9Ko) that a 26-year-old man approached the victim and stabbed him in the upper torso at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday. No words were exchanged before the attack.
The attacker, whose name hasn't been released, was arrested and booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon.
Investigators haven't determined if it was a hate crime.
Sikhism, a religion separate from Islam, developed about 500 years ago 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, http://www.fresnobee.com