A 15-year-old Jewish girl who was standing and talking to a friend on Kingston Avenue on Motzei Shabbos was violently shoved by a black man.
The teen was standing with a friend on the corner of Empire Boulevard and Kingston Avenue at approximately 1:00 am, when she noticed a man who seemed disturbed and was talking to himself, approaching.
She attempted to move out of the way, but he approached her and violently pushed her.
The girl went home and called Shmira volunteer patrols, who began to search for the man. They were unsuccessful.
The NYPD are currently obtaining surveillance footage from the area buildings and will be using that to try to identify the attacker.
This attack is the most recent of many violent incidents in the past 3 weeks against Jews in the neighborhood carried out by non Jews. Attacks included a number of victims violently pushed as they walked on Kingston Avenue, a mugging at knifepoint and a Jewish man punched and thrown to the ground.
The NYPD Hate Crimes unit is investigating some of the attacks.
In response to the recent incidents, the NYPD informed that there will be six additional patrol cars every day in the areas that have experienced the most incidents, with additional officers assigned to Kingston Avenue on foot.