Officials increased security at a mosque in Richardson, Texas on Monday after a man was attacked during evening prayers.
According to KXAS, two men attacked the victim who was leaving the Islamic Association of North Texas mosque at around 10:15 p.m.
Two other men who were at the mosque for evening prayers reportedly fought off the attackers.
The victim declined medical treatment for cuts and bruises suffered during the attack, police noted.
One of the attackers was described as “chubby,” 6 feet 1 inches tall and wearing a black shirt. The second attacker was wearing a black shirt and tan shorts. He was said to have short hair.
It was not immediately clear if the attack had been a robbery attempt or if it was related to the victim’s religion.
On Sunday, two men were killed by a policeman when they opened fire on an anti-Muslim event in Garland, Texas that was mocking Prophet Muhammad, which is forbidden by Islam.
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