The Albany Police Department is investigating a weekend attack as a possible hate crime after three black female college students reported they were assaulted by a group of white individuals aboard a city bus Saturday.
According to the Times Union, the SUNY University of Albany students “sat at the back of a CDTA bus after boarding past midnight on Saturday morning. The students said a verbal argument began between the group and a group of between 10 and 12 white men and women.
“During the argument, the victims said they were called several racial slurs before a fight broke out. One woman told university police that several men kicked her after she fell to the floor.
“The female students who said they were attacked left the bus at a campus bus stop, and two of them, with minor scrapes on their faces, went to Albany Medical Center to be evaluated.”
CTDA is currently working to provide footage of the alleged attack that was captured by the bus security camera. Meanwhile, University President Robert Jones released this statement regarding the news:
— University at Albany (@ualbany) January 30, 2016
So far, no arrests have been made. Let’s hope police and the university get to the bottom of this ordeal sooner rather than later.