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Family : Biracial boy pushed off table with rope around neck

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2017 | 9:00 AM

The family of an eight-year-old biracial boy in New Hampshire says teenagers taunted him with racial slurs and then pushed him off of a picnic table with a rope around his neck.

The boy's grandmother tells the Valley News he was treated at a hospital for cuts to his neck following the near-hanging August 28 in Claremont.

Lorrie Slattery says the children were in a backyard when some of the teens got on the table and grabbed a rope that held a tire swing. It's not clear how the rope got around her grandson's neck, but Slattery says the teens pushed him off the table.

Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase told the newspaper his department is investigating an August 28 incident involving several juveniles. He declined to provide details.