Teens claim attack was racially motivated - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Teens claim attack was racially motivated

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A North Idaho teen was taken to the hospital Saturday after being attacked in a crime apparently motivated by race.

Two 15-year-olds were walking to the Coeur d'Alene resort just after midnight Saturday when they say they were attacked by a group of nine men who the teens say was yelling racial slurs prior to the attack.

The teen taken to the hospital suffered a dislocated shoulder and bruises to his head and kidneys. The teen says that during the attack his head was slammed into a curb. The other boy was hit in the face and thrown into nearby bushes.

Resort security responded when they heard the yelling, as did two police bicycle officers.

At this time, no one has been arrested in connection with the case and the Coeur d'Alene Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact them.

The teens say all nine of their attackers were white men in their 20s.

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