Police: Man charged with hate crime attack yelled 'white power'

Story highlights

  • A 48-year-old man has been charged with a hate crime in Manhattan
  • The charge relates to an alleged assault on a midtown street

New York (CNN)A man accused of a violent, hate-fueled attack on a New York street allegedly yelled "white power" and "get out of my country," while kicking the victim.

The forty-eight-year-old man approached and repeatedly kicked the victim -- whose ethnicity was not disclosed -- in the legs, according to the New York Police Department.
The incident happened on Monday in midtown Manhattan at around 10:30 a.m.
    The man asked the victim if he was an immigrant, then said, "Go back to your country. What are you doing here?" during the attack, police said.
    A police spokesman said the alleged attacker told the victim, "Here in my country, we are white power!"
    A suspect was arrested and has been charged with one count of assault as a hate crime, authorities said. The victim suffered swelling and bruising from the assault.. He was treated at the scene.