UPDATE: Family calls attack on MSU student a 'hate crime', police disagree
Posted: Aug 29, 2012 9:35 PM EDT | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 8:15 AM EDT
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The parents of a 19-year-old Michigan State University student said the attack on their son was a hate crime.
Zachery Tennen said he was at a party off-campus early Sunday morning when two young men asked him if he was Jewish.
He said "yes". Tennen said that's when the two started making Nazi gestures and said they were part of the KKK.
Tennen said, about 20 minutes later, someone punched him and knocked him out.
When Tennen woke up, his jaw was broken.
"I think this is a heinous crime and it sickens me," said Bruce Tennen, the victim's father.
Police said they have a possible suspect in mind, but they don't believe it was a hate crime.