New York, NY - NYPD Investigating Attack On Jewish Man In Manhattan As Possible Bias Incident
New York, NY - The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Unit is investigating an attack on a 67 year old Jewish man who was knocked to the ground yesterday in Manhattan as a possible hate crime.
Police told VIN News that the incident took place at the corner of 6th Avenue and West 16th Street in the Chelsea section of Manhattan at 11:15 AM.
The victim had just exited the subway and was headed northbound on Avenue of the Americas when he passed his attacker who turned back and punched the victim in the head, knocking him to the ground and dislodging his hat and his yarmulka. The suspect, who is described as a 5’9 black man with dreadlocks, assumed a fighting stance and said to his victim “Let’s go,” before fleeing the scene.
Police said that no other words were exchanged between the two men and that an investigation is currently underway. The assault is still unclassified pending further findings from the Hate Crimes Unit. The victim, who sustained redness to the injury area as well a small bump on his forehead, refused medical attention.
Anyone with any information regarding the attack is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS
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