Stanford, police investigating campus hit-and-run as possible hate crime | ‘It was targeted’

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a possible hate crime on the Stanford University campus. An Arab Muslim student was injured in a hit-and-run traffic incident. Authorities say the driver made contact with the victim and reportedly yelled a slur before striking the student.

“It was targeted. It should never have happened,” said Stanford student Farah Tantawy.

Arab Muslim students at Stanford are reacting to a hit-and-run that happened on Campus Drive Friday afternoon. Police and University officials are calling the incident a possible hate crime.

In a statement, the victim Abdulwahab Omira said, “As an Arab Muslim student at Stanford, I never imagined becoming the victim of a hate-driven attack.”

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