arrested one person in connection with the hate-crime attack
that occurred as a gay pride festival ended Saturday night
in San Diego's Balboa Park. Police on Monday night
served a search warrant in connection with the case
and were questioning three people. "We've got one
person in custody, and the investigation is continuing,"
said Capt. Chris Ball. Ball did not release any other
details about the arrest.
Police said three
young men attacked the victims with baseball bats and a
knife. Authorities said the assailants taunted their victims
with antigay epithets as they were beating them. One
of the victims remains hospitalized with a fractured
skull and may need reconstructive surgery. Another
suffered superficial stab wounds.
said Monday that the assault was an unprovoked hate crime
that will be prosecuted as an attempted murder. "Clearly,
these animals wanted to push these men back into the
closet," Mayor Jerry Sanders said at a City Hall news
conference Monday. "We won't and shouldn't allow that
to occur." (AP)