News Attack on Upper East Side couple investigated as possible hate crime @AlisonFox Updated August 26, 2014 6:14 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email An attack on an Upper East Side couple is being investigated as a potential hate crime after a group threw a water bottle and yelled anti-Semitic remarks at them, police said. Police said men in two cars started harassing the couple, walking on 63rd Street between Second and Third avenues, Monday about 8 p.m. They yelled anti-Semitic remarks at the 27-year-old husband, who was wearing a yarmulke, and his wife, police said. One of the men then threw a water bottle and hit the woman, police said, and an argument ensued. One suspect started attacking the husband, who suffered a laceration to his ear, police said. In New York State there were 203 anti-Semitic bias incidents last year, a decrease of about 18% from 2012, the Anti-Defamation League said. @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.