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Brooklyn, NY - 2nd Attack Reported In Flatbush As Yeshiva Student Punched In Head

Published on: December 29, 2015 04:40 PM
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Brooklyn, NY - The NYPD is once again combing the streets of Brooklyn for clues after a 17 year old Flatbush Orthodox Jewish teen was assaulted last night on his way home from yeshiva.

Police told VIN News that the incident took place last night at 6:30 PM at the corner of Avenue L and East 29th Street.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who visited the teen this afternoon, said that the student had been heading home, listening to music on headphones, when he was punched once without warning on the side of his face by an unidentified black man. 

Police described the perpetrator as 5’7, weighing approximately 155 pounds and possibly wearing a grey sweat suit or jogging clothes and a black waist length jacket.

“The guy just belts him on the side of the head and this kid falls to the ground and into the street because he was walking right at the edge,” Hikind told VIN News.

The victim who was wearing his tzitzis out and carrying his tefillin in a shoulder bag was clearly Jewish and Hikind called on the 70th precinct to investigate the incident as a hate crime.

“Nothing was taken from him and nothing was said,” noted Hikind.  “When you walk over to someone just to inflict pain and intimidation, if anything should be a hate crime, it should be this.”

The victim suffered pain and minor swelling to the injury site.

City Councilman Chaim Deutsch said that there is absolutely no reason to believe that last night’s attack on the teen was related to the robbery and beating of a Midwood man that took place early Monday morning. 

Deutsch said that he had been in close contact with detectives at the 70th precinct who are investigating the incident and had given them locations of surveillance cameras in the vicinity.

Deutsch said that he asked the NYPD for extra visibility in the area and cautioned all residents to be aware of their surroundings at all times.

“We all must remain vigilant and alert and not be distracted by any type of gadgets that people may use like cell phones and iPods,” said Deutsch.


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 Dec 29, 2015 at 04:52 PM Anonymous Says:

Pedestrians need to stop with the cell phones and the music headphones while walking the streets! What is wrong with people today?! Nearly every pedestrian is looking down at their phone while crossing busy intersections! Can't you dos tihout it for even a few minutes?! You need to be aware of your surroundings at all times!

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 Dec 29, 2015 at 04:56 PM Anonymous Says:

That is right outside the Agudah of avenue L! That Shul needs to have a security guard outside!

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 Dec 29, 2015 at 05:17 PM Furious Says:

So glad we have all those stinking speed cameras all over Mayor De-failure. Maybe the cameras should be watching all the animals walking down the street Instead of the cars doing 27 in a 25. You are a resounding failure and everyone knows it.
Happy New Year. The criminals know there are no consequences so why the hell not....

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 Dec 29, 2015 at 05:19 PM wilyamsburg Says:

Came off the Brooklyn brg yesterday about 8pm.. was a protest there about 30-50 protesters.. & about 150-200 police.on foot .. plus another about 30-40 police cars
So if u wonder y there isnt any in flatbush

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 Dec 29, 2015 at 05:24 PM Anonymous Says:

This is a very busy corner and the Agudah of ave L has many minyanim going on with men in and out. Did no one see this happen?!

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 Dec 29, 2015 at 05:52 PM Anonymous Says:

When are out students and adult being taught to defend themselves?

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 Dec 29, 2015 at 06:19 PM SHHHH Says:

Welcome to di blasios vision zero....to usher in the zeros in the city

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 Dec 29, 2015 at 06:30 PM CommonSense Says:

Oh. Growing up in Flatbush. These things would happen all the time.

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 Dec 29, 2015 at 06:49 PM bennyt Says:

A black man with a hoodie in Brooklyn shouldn't be so difficult to find.

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 Dec 29, 2015 at 07:09 PM StevenWright Says:

Reverend Al is sure to condemn this soon...

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 Dec 29, 2015 at 07:14 PM amerikaner Says:

Brooklyn needs more POLICE WALKING THE STREETS not riding their cars through the neighborhood "once a day" just to show their sirens.

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 Dec 30, 2015 at 01:43 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Pedestrians need to stop with the cell phones and the music headphones while walking the streets! What is wrong with people today?! Nearly every pedestrian is looking down at their phone while crossing busy intersections! Can't you dos tihout it for even a few minutes?! You need to be aware of your surroundings at all times!

Quit blaming the vic!

Blame the shvartza chalerias!!! Time to call it like it be. Enough is enough!

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 Dec 30, 2015 at 09:42 AM Michel Says:

Why doesnt that corner have either private or police video cameras?? If just for the Shul!

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 Dec 30, 2015 at 09:47 AM Enough Already Says:

What we are seeing here are the rotten fruits of the poisoned tree planted by the likes of Obama and company. Sad to say, but had the victims been Muslim or a person of color attacked by a white guy wearing a hoodie the Progressive Liberal Mayor and his posse would be all over this.

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 Dec 30, 2015 at 07:08 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

Quit blaming the vic!

Blame the shvartza chalerias!!! Time to call it like it be. Enough is enough!

No one is blaming the victim! What we are saying is, stop losing yourself and being distracted by all the gadgets, and be aware of your surroundings, and you have a better chance of not looking like a good potential victim!

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