Update: A suspect was arrested at approximately 2:30 am Friday morning by the NYPD.
He is being charged with a hate crime.
By COLlive reporter
A Jewish woman was the target of antisemitic abuse in East Flatbush on Thursday evening, and police are investigating.
The woman was walking at approximately 5:00 PM on Rutland Road and 46th Street in East Flatbush, the neighboring area to Crown Heights, when a Hispanic male about 30 years old approached her as she took her five-year-old child off the school bus.
The attacker followed the woman and spit in her face, which made contact with her eyes, nose, and mouth, police said.
The attacker then hurled antisemitic slurs about Jewish people and Hitler, during which time the victim was in fear for her safety, police said.
Inspector Joseph Hayward, the Commanding Officer of the 71st Precinct, told Chanina Sperlin of the CHJCC that the police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
The detectives are currently interviewing the victim for more information and searching for a suspect, who is still at large.
“The police are taking this matter very seriously,” Sperlin told COLlive.com. “If anyone feels their area needs more protection, please contact the CHJCC at 718-778-8808,” he said.