Queens, New York
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At least four Orthodox Jews were subjected to threats and abuse by an antisemite in the Kew Garden Hills neighborhood of Queens, New York on Saturday afternoon.

The harassment resulted in a witness calling the NYPD, Yeshiva World News reported.

The suspect, a man reportedly in his 20s, first harassed an Orthodox Jewish couple who had left synagogue after Shabbat morning prayers and were walking home on 77th Avenue. The man randomly approached them and began screaming at them.

A few minutes later, the suspect accosted two Orthodox Jews men on the same street. He blocked their path and when they tried to go around him, screamed at them that they needed to “show him respect,” according to the report.

The men ignored the antisemite and attempted to walk around him. But he repeatedly moved in front of them and blocked their way, demanding that they give him “respect.” He also threatened them with harm if they touched him.

After continuing to block their path for several minutes, the man spat on them and fled.

A witness who saw the second incident occur called 911 and gave a description of the suspect, according to Yeshiva World News.

The perpetrator was spotted again on Sunday morning in a gray sedan in the area but no further incidents were reported to have occurred.