Man arrested in connection to Sikh hate crime

Police have arrested a New York man on charges that he called a Sikh man a terrorist and mowed him down with his pickup truck. This happened July 30 in Richmond Hill, Queens.

The New York Post reports that Joseph Caleca and Sandeep Singh exchanged words because Singh’s car door was blocking the street in the neighborhood.

Police say that Caleca called Singh a terrorist before hitting him with his truck. Police then say Caleca accelerated, hit Singh, and dragged him several feet before fleeing in his car. Caleca was arrested in Long Island on Monday on charges of attempted murder as a hate crime and assault as a hate crime. Singh was treated at Jamaica Hospital for abdominal and back injuries from the incident.