FBI investigating after Black Indiana man says white men threatened to lynch him

FBI investigating after Black Indiana man says white men threatened to lynch him
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The FBI is investigating after an Indiana man says a group of white men tried to lynch him in an attack on July 4 that was partially caught on video, a spokesperson for the agency confirmed Wednesday. 

Chris Bavender, a spokesperson for the FBI’s Indianapolis office, told The Hill that the FBI is investigating Vauhxx Booker’s report that he was attacked near Lake Monroe. 

Booker posted on Facebook Sunday that he was attacked by five white men with Confederate flags. He also said one man asked to “get a noose.” 

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Booker shared video footage of some of the interaction in the post, which has been shared more than 236,000 times. 

Police in Indiana have also said they are investigating the incident, but no one has been arrested. 

Booker said in his post that he was diagnosed with a minor concussion, and had some abrasions, bruising and “some ripped out hair patches.” Booker, a member of the Human Rights Commission, also urged the public to share his post. 

“I refused to die with these white men atop me while I struggled for every breath. I still refuse to be a hashtag or some racist’s victim. I do know that we as a community can stand against racism if we choose,” he wrote.