By COLlive reporter
The New York Police Department notified that it has in its custody the man wanted for punching innocent Jewish people in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood.
Detectives of the Hate Crimes Unit arrested the black man who was seen in surveillance footage and wanted for terrorizing and violently attaching Jewish locals.
The arrest was made earlier Monday evening. A police source told COLlive.com that charges are pending at this time.
There have been a string of over 16 attacks on Jews. Police didn’t say how many of them the suspect they arrested is responsible for or was involved with.
Here’s a list of recent attacks against Jews in Crown Heights compiled from data from COLLive.com, a Lubavitch news outlet:
October 15, 2018: A young Jewish man is attacked by an 18-year-old holding a tree branch. He suffers a cut and bruise on his shoulder.
October 26, 2018: A 12-year-old Jewish girl is punched in the head near her home.
October 27, 2018: A Jewish man is robbed at knifepoint.
October 29, 2018: Two Jewish men and one Jewish woman are assaulted in separate incidents. Another Jewish man is threatened.
October 30, 2018: A 13-year-old says, “All Jews should die” and threatens to stab a Jewish man who stopped him from spraying graffiti on a wall. Another young teenager throws a glass bottle at a second Jew and spits at a Jewish woman.
November 10, 2018: A Jewish man visiting from France is robbed on the street near 770 Eastern Parkway.
November 19, 2018: A mesivta boy is punched outside his school.
November 25, 2018: A mother and daughter are nearly mugged.
December 1, 2018: A man is punched in the face by two assailants.
January 4, 2019: A Jewish man is confronted by a 14-year-old carrying a knife, demanding that he give him all his money.
January 12, 2019: A 19-year-old Jewish man is punched in the face and knocked to the ground.
January 16, 2019: A Jewish man in his 20s is punched in the chest.
January 18, 2019: A Jewish woman is punched in the arm.
January 20, 2019: Several Jews are shoved. At least one is cursed at. The perpetrator allegedly laughs when he notices several Jews following him in an effort to catch him.
January 27, 2019: A 15-year-old Jewish girl who was standing on Kingston Avenue on Motzoei Shabbos was violently pushed by a black man.