LAKE LOS ANGELES – Three suspected white supremacists were arrested Sunday after a racially-motivated attack at a park in Lake Los Angeles, authorities said.
It happened just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Stephen Sorensen Park, located at 16801 East Avenue P, according to Deputy Maxwell of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
Three white males allegedly harassed and attacked three Hispanic teenagers and then assaulted a family that tried to intervene, Maxwell said.
“They pulled knives out and attempted to cut two of the victims,” Maxwell said. They were screaming racial slurs — ‘Heil Hitler, AV Skins’ — just numerous racial slurs toward the Hispanics.”
One of the victims said he was attending his daughter’s birthday party when he witnessed the attack.
“Me and a couple of family members went to go stop them from fighting,” said the victim, who did not want to be identified. “They were saying that they would kill us… they just kept coming back and calling us names.”
The attackers eventually ran away, but they were captured on the east side of the park, the deputy said.
One of the suspects yelled racial slurs at a news photographer while in the back seat of a patrol car.
“They are going to be arrested for assault with a deadly weapon as well as hate crime,” Deputy Maxwell said.
The suspects’ names and ages were not immediately released.
No one was seriously injured during the attack, officials said.