Deaf Man Stabbed After Sign Language Mistaken for Gang Signs, Police Say

Deaf Man Stabbed After Sign Language Mistaken for Gang Signs, Police Say

January 14, 2013 Updated Jan 14, 2013 at 1:06 PM CDT

A shocking story from North Carolina.

According to a report from the Burlington (N.C.) Times-News, police said a 22-year-old man was arrested last week for allegedly stabbing a 45-year-old deaf man after mistaking his sign language for gang signs.

The suspect was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and felonious assault on a handicapped person, according to the Burlington Times-News report.

Read the Burlington Times-News report HERE.

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