BOISE - Police are searching for three suspects accused of assaulting a man and threatening him with a knife.

The attack happened just after 2 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of West Emerald Street and North Camelot Drive.

According to Boise police, three men flagged down the victim's car. When he got out, the men physically assaulted him and brandished a knife.

The suspects also made comments about the victim's national origin, investigators said. Detectives are looking into the possibility that the attack was a hate bias crime. Police tell KTVB the victim is of Middle Eastern descent.

He was taken to a hospital where he was treated for injuries and then released.

The suspects are described as three Hispanic men, driving a red truck. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call dispatch at 377-6790 or Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. Tips can also be submitted at or by using the P3 Tips app.