Police in a New Jersey township say they've made an arrest in an apparent bias attack that left a man lying on the side of a road as he bled from the head Wednesday night.
The suspect, 24-year-old Nyle Kilgore, is thought to be the assailant behind other similar attacks on Asian Indian residents in North Brunswick, including the Governor's Point and Colony Oaks neighborhoods.
In Wednesday's case, the victim was found on the road by a passing driver and responding officers searched the area and located Kilgore, who matched the description of a suspect in the other attacks, police said.
The victim sustained broken teeth and received stitches on his mouth and forehead, his son said.
He was charged with bias intimidation and aggravated assault, police said.
Police informed residents in an alert that "several random and sporadic assaults" have been reported in the neighborhoods, and urged other victims who may not have reported similar attacks to contact police. All the victims in the reported incidents were of Asian Indian descent, police said.
Kilgore, a former resident of Colonial Oaks, was released on bail, leaving Asian Indian residents -- of which there's a heavy population in the area -- in fear, they said. Dipen Patel, the son of the man attacked Wednesday said: "How is it that a man who has continuously committed hate crimes in our town is allowed to roam the streets of our town and have the opportunity to carry on with his violent agenda?"
Patel continued, "My family is in fear right now. My dad doesn't want to leave the house, and he's considering moving back to the U.K."
"Not only has this brought great stress on my family, but it could potentially break us up," he said.
No one answered the door at Kilgore's last known address. Attorney information wasn't immediately clear.