Police are looking for a bigot who assaulted a Jewish man on a Brooklyn street earlier this week.
According to police, at 2:06 p.m. on May 10 an 18-year-old man wearing traditional Jewish attire was walking in front of 1801 Avenue M when he was approached by an unknown man. The man demanded that the victim make a statement about Palestine before punching him in the right eye.
The suspect then fled the scene on foot. The victim suffered pain to his eye and was taken to Maimonides Medical Center in stable condition. The investigation by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is ongoing.
The NYPD released photos and a video of the suspect taken from surveillance footage near 1279 East 17th Street about 20 minutes before the incident:
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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.