FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An Islamic group says a Muslim man was beaten outside the Fort Pierce Islamic Center that Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen had attended.Caught On Video: Gunmen Open Fire On Man Sitting In Barber Chair In The Bronx
The Council on American-Islamic Relations released a statement saying a truck stopped at the mosque early Saturday morning and that a man made racial slurs, saying “You Muslims need to get back to your country.” The statement said the man beat the victim, causing head trauma and knocking out a tooth. The victim wasn’t identified.
The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to calls Saturday seeking more details.READ MORE: Woman Groped While Shopping At Macy's In Brooklyn
The council said in the statement the sheriff has ignored requests for beefed up security. The group said threats have been made against Florida mosques since the attack.
A total of 49 people were killed, and 53 more were injured, when Mateen opened fire in a gay nightclub in the early morning hours on Sunday, June 12.MORE NEWS: Subway Rider Shoved Onto Tracks After Fighting Off Attempted Robber, Police Say
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