Man ac­cused of bit­ing vic­tim’s face in anti-Mus­lim at­tack

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

MCLEAN, Va. — A Vir­ginia man is ac­cused of bit­ing an­other man’s face af­ter mak­ing anti-Mus­lim slurs in a park­ing lot at a busy shop­ping mall late last year. Fair­fax County po­lice say in a state­ment that 35-year-old Robin McGreer was ar­rested Mon­day and charged with bias-re­lated ma­li­cious bod­ily in­jury. In­ves­ti­ga­tors say McGreer ap­proached a 31-year-old man on Nov. 27 in the lot at Tysons Cor­ner Cen­ter, started a con­ver­sa­tion and threat­ened him with racial in­sults.

The two started fight­ing and po­lice say McGreer bit the vic­tim in the face be­fore flee­ing.

Po­lice spokes­woman Me­gan Hawkins says the threats and slurs at is­sue were an­tiMus­lim. She says the de­lay be­tween the in­ci­dent and ar­rest was be­cause of a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion. On­line records do not list an at­tor­ney for McGreer.

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