Man in custody for alleged hate crime assault at Ronkonkoma LIRR station

RONKONKOMA, Long Island (WABC) -- A suspect accused of committing a bias attack at random at a Long Island train station was taken into custody.

Police say 52-year-old Sean Oree randomly approached a Hispanic man at the Ronkonkoma Long Island Railroad station at about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.

He allegedly began yelling racial slurs, and punching and kicking the man.

The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Oree was located soon after at the scene and taken into custody.

He is charged with third-degree assault as a hate crime.

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