A 14-year-old Jewish teenager was assaulted Wednesday morning in front of Oholei Torah Mesivta at 417 Troy Avenue in Crown Heights.
At approximately 10:30 am, the 13 year old black teen was seen on surveillance video “antagonizing” the yeshiva bochur as he stood with friends outside the school building, a police source said.
The victim was punched in the face and suffered a bloody nose.
Other students chased the attacker, who was caught and arrested by police, the source from the NYPD 71st precinct said.
“After he was brought into the station, both sides made allegations as to who was at fault,” the police source told COLlive. “But after we viewed the surveillance footage from the school’s camera we ascertained that we arrested the right person.”
The incident is being investigated by the Hate Crimes unit.