Hate crime detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding an individual who assaulted a Chassidic man and shouted anti-Semitic slurs at him on Friday afternoon.
The NYPD released video of the perpetrator of the assault, which occurred at about 3 p.m. on Friday in Crown Heights near President Street and Utica Avenue.
The 32-year-old victim was walking down the block when he saw an unknown male walking toward him, police said.
Without provocation, the attacker turned to the victim and stated “what are you looking at?” the victim told police.
The male then punched the Jewish man in the head and face, causing injury.
Prior to fleeing, the attacker added, “the Nazis should have killed you Jews.”
Crown Heights Hatzalah transported the victim to to NYU Langone Health-Cobble Hill for treatment of his injuries.
NYPD Hate Crimes is investigating the incident.
Police describe the hateful assailant as a man in his 30s with a dark complexion and a slim build, standing about 6 feet, 3 inches tall, with short black hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black sneakers.
WANTED for an Bias Assault in the v/o of President Stand Utica Ave. #Brooklyn @NYPD71pct on 5/6/22 @ 3:00 PM individual approached a 32 yo victim and punched and kick him about the head and legs and made anti-semitic remarks before fleeing Reward up to $3500 Call 1-800-577-TIPS pic.twitter.com/q9gk1v336j
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) May 7, 2022
@NYPDHateCrimes is seeking the public's assistance to identify the below individual in connection with an anti-Jewish assault near President St and Utica Ave in Brooklyn. @NYPDTips pic.twitter.com/EtYoufhwfb
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) May 8, 2022