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Originally published Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 5:46 AM

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Teen in WSU shirt assaulted in Kennewick library

Police say a 16-year-old was assaulted in a Kennewick library because the crimson of the Washington State University sweatshirt he was wearing was perceived as a rival gang color by the attackers who were wearing blue.

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KENNEWICK, Wash. —

Police say a 16-year-old was assaulted in a Kennewick library because the crimson of the Washington State University sweatshirt he was wearing was perceived as a rival gang color by the attackers who were wearing blue.

Police don't believe the victim has any gang affiliation.

The Tri-City Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/VPCl3s) he was beaten Jan. 11 at the Keewaydin branch of Mid-Columbia Libraries. His laptop fell during the assault and was taken by three teens who fled.

The victim required six stitches for a head wound.

Detectives arrested 17-year-old Cyril Vaughan who has pleaded not guilty in Benton County Superior Court to a robbery charge.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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