Beverly Hills police investigating suspected hate crime

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In an incident Beverly Hills police called a hate crime, a group of men Wednesday night destroyed property and assaulted employees at a restaurant while making “pro-Armenia statements.”

Between six and eight men believed to be in their 20s or 30s carried out the attack, police said. Authorities did not identify the restaurant that was targeted, saying only it was in the 300 block of South Beverly Drive.

The restaurant’s employees were attacked inside the eatery and in a nearby alley, according to the police. They suffered minor injuries, but refused medical treatment, the police said.

Beverly Hills detectives and a specialized technology unit in the Police Department are reviewing surveillance video to identify suspects, according to a statement released by the department.

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