VAN NUYS (  —   Officials said Friday that an attack against a black male  high school student in Van Nuys is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

The incident took place about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Coldwater Extension of the Los Angeles Valley College.

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The student attends classes at Ulysses S. Grant High School, adjacent to the Coldwater Canyon Avenue side of the college at Hatteras Street, according to a crime alert.

“He was physically assaulted by a group of approximately 10-15 suspects, described as Armenian, in the Coldwater Extension Parking Lot,” the crime alert said.

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“Prior to the assault, the suspects were shouting racial slurs and threats at the victim,” the crime alert said. “The victim received serious injuries requiring admission to a hospital.”

The crime was reported to the sheriff’s department on Thursday.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call sheriff’s Detective Regina Yost at (323) 559-5905.

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