Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Chasidic Man Attacked in Williamsburg

Shocking video has surfaced showing the brutal moment a young man punches a Hasidic Jewish man in the head without provocation in Williamsburg,  

The incident took place on Tuesday evening at 7.40pm in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the intersection of Marcy Avenue and Rodney Street. The vicious attack was caught on CCTV footage and shows the moment a 39-year-old Orthodox Jewish man walks along the street and is suddenly hit from behind.  The victim was hit with such force that he reels forward and his hat and yarmulke falls to the ground.

After the suspect throws his hit, he runs away, looking back at his injured victim.

The young suspect, dressed in a grey sweater and a blue backpack, appears to be smiling as he runs away.

The shocked Jewish man then picks up his hat and runs after the assailant.

'A 39 year-old male victim stated to police that he was walking on the sidewalk when an unidentified male approached him from behind and slapped him on the side of the face with an open hand, causing pain and redness to his face,' DCPI Spokesperson Detective Sophia Mason said to

Police say that the victim did not speak to his aggressor prior to the attack and the punch was unprovoked. 

It's not clear what happened after the victim ran after his aggressor.

Following the attack the NYPD and Jewish civilian patrol Shomrim group to the scene, but the suspect had already fled.

There were no arrests made in the case and the Hate Crime Task Force is investigating this as a possibly biased incident. 

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