NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in New Haven released a dozen surveillance images of a group of people they want to speak with about an alleged hate crime and assault near Yale University’s campus.
New Haven and Yale police released 12 surveillance photos from Saturday, Sept. 23, near 222 York St. at 12:15 a.m., around the time police said a Hispanic man was walking with his friends and had a verbal altercation with a group of white men, which led to a physical fight.
The victim’s partner said he had to have staples in two parts of his scalp and fractures on both sides of his face.
“We know that someone out there will recognize these individuals,” Yale Police Chief Anthony Campbell said. “We would like to speak with them. We want to hear their side as to what they saw, their involvement and any additional information that they may have.”
Police did not say that any of these individuals are suspects at this time.
“There were alleged racial slurs that the individuals that assaulted this young man used, and we will be working very hard to identify these individuals and hold them accountable,” New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker said.
Police said the group was last seen in the island parking lot on Broadway. They left in two white pick-up trucks and a silver or grey Hyundai Genesis.
Anyone with information is asked to call New Haven or Yale police.