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Jewish Man Punched in Head in Williamsburg Attack: NYPD

Police are searching for the young man wanted in connection to a Tuesday evening assault. (NYPD)

May 13, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

Police are searching for a young man wanted for the assault of a Jewish man in Williamsburg last week.

On May 7, around 7:03 p.m., the 39-year-old victim, who was wearing Orthodox Jewish clothing, was walking near Rodney Street and Marcy Avenue when he was approached from behind by the unidentified suspect. The assailant ran up to the victim and punched him once in the head, causing him to stumble forward, video surveillance footage shows. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

EMS responded to the scene and treated the victim for pain to his head and face, and ringing in his ear, police said.

The incident is currently being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit.

The suspect is described as black and between 15 and 18 years old. He is seen wearing black pants, black sneakers and a grey hooded sweatshirt, and is carrying a blue backpack.

The Williamsburg area has seen several physical attacks on Jewish individuals in recent months. In November, a 9-year-old Jewish boy was repeatedly punched at the corner of Throop Avenue and Walton Street. Five days later, a Hasidic Jewish man punched in the head by an unknown assailant just one block away from the previous attack.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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Nbd

Now this kid is definitely playing the knockout game. Nothing anti-semitic about it. It’s just a game kids play these days. I think it’s racist to think that this African American kid is anti- semitic, very racist.

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Mutley

It’s not Trump to blame. Stop your yacking and get over it. Trump is our President! The days of free handout by past administrations are over! Suck it up Buttercup !

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Trump Derangement Syndrome

So a teenage African-American male assaulted an orthodox jew because of President Trump? Maybe he is just another racist ghetto thug empowered by the false progressive narrative that he is somehow the victim….oh yeah i forgot “social justice”…..my bad!

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