An 81-year-old New Jersey man was allegedly assaulted in a supermarket Monday afternoon following a confrontation over a “Make America Great Again” hat he was wearing, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office said in a press release Tuesday.
From Daily Caller:
The Franklin Township man sustained minor injuries, according to the statement, but declined medical attention.
The incident, currently under active investigation, occurred at 3:24 p.m. on Monday at a supermarket on Elizabeth Avenue.
The only supermarket in the township on Elizabeth Avenue, as MyCentralJersey reported, is ShopRite.
A representative of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office told The Daily Caller they are “not releasing any additional information at this time due to it being an ongoing and active investigation.”
Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Franklin Township Chief of Police Richard Grammar requested the public’s help in providing any information they may have about the incident.
The alleged attack in New Jersey is among a string of incidents in the headlines this month in which the alleged victims were sporting MAGA hats.