A Sikh man waiting for a plane at Fresno Yosemite International Airport has been stabbed in a seemingly unprovoked attack, police said.
The victim was treated at the airport and boarded his flight bound for India.
Fresno police said Mitchell Dufur, 26, stabbed the Sikh man in his 50s in the upper torso on Sunday evening in the security area. No words were exchanged before the attack. The man was standing with his translator when the attack occurred.
Dufur was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a knife in an airport.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Monday urged the FBI and police to investigate the incident as a possible hate crime.