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Police Finish Probe of MSU Student's Assault


EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Police say they have completed their investigation into an assault on a Michigan State University student who claimed he was punched and had his jaw broken after revealing he's Jewish.

East Lansing police Capt. Jeff Murphy says the department's findings in the August 26 attack on sophomore Zach Tennen were submitted to the Ingham County prosecutor's office on Thursday.

According to Murphy, the report includes statements from more than 40 witnesses and identifies one suspect, an 18-year-old Farmington Hills man.

Murphy says witnesses haven't confirmed Tennen's account that he was hit after revealing his religion. Tennen has said it was "shameful" that such "religious hatred exists in our country."

Murphy says he expects the prosecutor's office to make a quick charging decision. A message was left with prosecutors on Thursday.

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