OAKMONT, Pa. (KDKA) — Police in Oakmont are investigating an alleged assault in which the victim says racial slurs were used against him.
According to Oakmont Borough’s public information officer, the victim reported the assault about 30 minutes after it happened in the early morning hours of Saturday.READ MORE: Teen Arrested In Homewood South Shooting That Injured 4
“Shocked as all get out. I run this every Monday through Friday and I’ve never seen anyone do anything out of the ordinary, I’m just shocked,” said Robin Mallon, who lives nearby.
The victim flagged down a patrol officer and told police the alleged incident happened in the 500 block of Cedar Way around 3 a.m.READ MORE: Wolf Administration Warns Of Surge In Student Loan Forgiveness Scams
The alleged victim told police the suspects used slurs against him before and while physically assaulting him.
“I don’t like that about that. I don’t like that about anything. People are people, doesn’t matter what color you are. People are people,” said Mallon.
Business owners KDKA talked to said they didn’t hear or see anything, and their surveillance cameras turned up empty.MORE NEWS: Can Kids Be Harmed By Wearing Masks To Protect Against COVID?
Oakmont Police are asking anyone who witnessed or has information on the alleged assault to call them at 412-826-1578 or dial 911.