RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — A man is facing hate crime charges after police on Thursday say he punched and kicked a man as he yelled racial slurs at the Ronkonkoma Long Island Railroad Station.
Sean Oree, 52, approached the Hispanic victim, who was sitting on bench at the station, around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
Oree then allegedly yelled racial slurs and punched and kicked the man.
The victim was hospitalized after the incident.
Oree, of Westbury, has been arrested and faces a third-degree charge of assault as a hate crime, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.