Federal hate crime charges have been filed against a man after he allegedly assaulted an Asian student in Cincinnati, Ohio, solely based on race.

Darrin Johnson, 26, was indicted by a grand jury this week on federal hate crime charges stemming from a 2021 incident in which he allegedly attacked an Asian victim near the campus of the University of Cincinnati, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

Darrin Johnson

Darrin Johnson

The DOJ alleges that Johnson, who is Black, told the victim to “go back to your country” during the assault.

“You brought the kung flu here,” Johnson allegedly said. “You’re going to die for bringing it.”

Johnson allegedly threatened to kill the victim during the attack, and charging documents state that he punched the victim in the head, causing him to fall and hit his head on the bumper of a parked car.

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