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Stamford Man Charged With Bias In Attack; More Suspects Sought

Erick Sanchez, 20, of Stamford was arrested in a bias attack in the city. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department
Stamford Police arrested a man for a bias attack on Hispanic men. Other suspects are being sought in the case that sent one man to hospital with serious injuries. Photo Credit: Stamford Police

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford man exchanged with words a group of Hispanic men who were drinking beer, then returned with some friends to attack the group, sending one of the victims to hospital for three days, Stamford police said.

Erick Sanchez, 20, of 300 Tresser Blvd., is charged with intimidation by bigotry or bias, first-degree assault and third-degree assault.

The incident occurred on the evening of Oct. 20 on East Main Street, Stamford Police said. The group returned with sticks and attacked the Hispanic men, police said. They also yelled at the men to "go back" to their countries, police said.

Police are looking for three other suspects in the case.

The victim who was hospitalized suffered serious injuries, police said.

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