The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force arrested the suspect wanted in Williamsburg for punching a Chasidic man in the face, YWN reported.
The suspect is 16 years old and is being processed by the NYPD 90 Precinct.
Sources tell YWN that Detectives learned the identity of the suspect a few days ago. He turned himself in early Wednesday morning.
As was reported, the suspect approached the victim walking at the intersection of Marcy Avenue and Rodney Street – in the heart of the Hasidic community – and punched him in the back of his head. The victim’s hat and yarmulka went flying, and before he could turn around, the attacker fled. There were no words exchanged.
Hate Crimes Assault
Man assaulted in Williamsburg if you have any information please call 911 or Shomrim pic.twitter.com/b2Qm4bOQdM
— Williamsburg Shomrim (@WspuShomrim) May 8, 2019