by COLlive reporter
A Jewish man was assaulted this past Shabbos day while walking home from prayers at a synagogue in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood.
At approximately 2:30 pm, a 50 year old Jewish man was walking on Rutland Road and E46 Street, when he greeted an African American male with a friendly “hello.”
The African American male responded to the greeting, “I don’t like Jews,” and possibly said, “they took my house,” an NYPD source said.
At this time he chased the Jewish male, and violently attacked him, strangling him.
The victim called 911 and Hatzolah and was taken to Kings County Hospital.
Hate Crimes was notified, and the incident is being investigated as a bias assault.
This is the second weekend that a violent assault has taken place in the neighborhood. Last weekend, a 42-year-old Jewish man who was visiting the Crown Heights neighborhood and was walking with a Chassidic Jewish man at around at 3:30 am was attacked on Eastern Parkway.
In light of these incidents, the NYPD has added extra patrols in the Jewish community, the source said.