NYPD looking for three suspects in anti-Semitic attack in Brooklyn

NYPD looking for three men suspected of beating 51-year-old Orthodox Jewish man and yelling anti-Semitic slurs at him in Brooklyn.

Elad Benari ,

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
iStock

The NYPD is looking for three men they say are suspected of beating a 51-year-old Orthodox Jewish man and yelling anti-Semitic slurs at him in Brooklyn, CBS New York reports.

Police said the incident occurred on July 11 around 3:00 p.m. when a 911 caller reported an assault in front of 2525 Kings Highway, near East 27th Street.

When officers arrived, according to the NYPD, they learned the victim was walking home when three unidentified men in a car stopped beside him and started shouting anti-Semitic slurs.

Police said the victim responded, before the men got out of the car, pushed him to the ground and punched him repeatedly.

The victim was able to walk to Community Hospital, where he received stitches on his face and was treated for a broken finger.

Police are looking for three men approximately 18 to 20 years old. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.

A string of anti-Semitic assaults were recorded in New York earlier this year, including an incident in which three young Jewish women were attacked in Brooklyn.

In another incident, a middle-aged Jewish woman suffered head injuries during an assault in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.

More than half of the hate crimes reported in 2019 in New York City were anti-Semitic, NYPD officials said this past September.



top