Ridgefield Park police were seeking the public’s help finding four teenagers who a 14-year-old boy said attacked him on the street because of his sexual preference.
“Detectives are treating this incident as a bias offense due to comments made during the assault,” Capt. Daniel Hippe said this morning.
The boy told police he was walking alone between 3-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday when the gang of four beat him and ran.
He sustained minor injuries and no weapons were used of threatened, he said.
Hippe said the boy put their ages at 14 or 15.
Two were believed to be Hispanic, on e with a medium complexion and the other darker, the boy told police.
One of them also was wearing a red t-shirt with while, medium-sized polka dots, while the other had on a blue polo shirt with a white design on the front, he said.
The other two had darker complexions, but he said he was unable to determine their race or ethnicity.
Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call Ridgefield Park PD: (201) 641-6400 .
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