By COLlive staff
A Jewish man was assaulted on Tuesday evening by a group of teens as he walked in the heart of Crown Heights in what police are treating as a bias incident.
The man was walking on Union Street between Albany and Kingston Avenues at approximately 6:00 pm when a group of black teenaged males approached him from behind.
One of the males punched the Jewish man in the head, while the other took a video of the attack, police said.
The attackers then ran towards Albany Avenue, and the victim continued walking to 770 Eastern Parkway, where he later called 911.
The investigation was referred to the Hate Crimes unit and is being treated as a bias attack, NYPD said.
Attack caught on surveillance video
Happy Chanukah from Crown Heights… This from earlier this evening (apx 6 pm) and is being investigated as a hate crime. A young person assaults a Chassidic Jew from behind and another films… pic.twitter.com/RfSvKWQuI9
— Motti Seligson (@mottiseligson) December 25, 2019