A group of teens in Queens are wanted for a series of antisemitic attacks during Passover, The New York Post reported on Sunday.
In one incident, two boys and girl allegedly approached a 49-year-old man at Caffrey Avenue and Mott Avenue around 2:45 p.m. Friday and began throwing rocks at him while shouting hateful comments, police said.
The girl then brandished a razor towards the victim before a Good Samaritan intervened and the suspects fled, according to cops.
The suspects’ spree of hate continued about seven hours later at Brookhaven Avenue and Beach 17 Street, when they began taunting a 48-year-old male with antisemitic remarks, the NYPD said.
One of the boys in the group pushed the victim before they fled on foot.
Police released security footage of the young suspects. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incidents.
In late March, NYPD arrested a man who allegedly committed multiple antisemitic acts across Queens.
Antoine Blount, 34, was allegedly being behind numerous antisemitic incidents, including a swastika found carved into a sidewalk near the entrance of a synagogue and six or more other antisemitic acts in the Forest Hills and Rego Park areas of Queens that have taken place since March 18, according to the NYPD.
Earlier in the month, the NYPD said it was investigating two incidents of antisemitic vandalism in Queens as probable hate crimes, placing the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force in charge of the probe.
The cases involved two swastikas drawn on the sidewalk and street outside J.H.S. 157 Stephen A. Halsey middle school in Rego Park and antisemitic graffiti found on a sidewalk in Forest Hills.
A study by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released in March found that antisemitic incidents in the United States have reached the highest level ever recorded.
Cases surged to historic levels in 2022, the report said. There were 3,697 incidents reported across the US last year, an increase of 36 percent compared to 2021, which was also a record-setting year.