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Orthodox Jewish Man Punched in Face while Walking in Brooklyn

A man in traditional Jewish garb was randomly slugged in Brooklyn over the weekend, authorities said.

The 21-year-old victim was walking at Troy Avenue and Carroll Street in Crown Heights around 1:20 a.m. Saturday when the suspect approached him from across the street, cops said. 

Footage obtained by the Orthodox Jewish news service COLlive shows the victim, dressed in his Hasidic garments, standing on the sidewalk with another person identified by the outlet as his friend and fellow yeshiva student. 

The suspect first swung at the friend, who managed to get away, the clip shows.  

The attacker turned his attention to the victim, who he socked in the nose, the clip shows. The victim then ran away from the suspect, too, according to the footage.

The assailant didn’t say a word during the assault, police said. 

The victim was treated at the scene for his injury.

The suspect — wearing just a t-shirt and jeans — fled after the attack. He’s shown on video walking on the sidewalk past a yellow school bus for Beis Chaya Mushka, a girls’ high school located at that intersection.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Unit is investigating the assault.

The incident comes just over a week after Christina Darling, 21, allegedly accosted three kids on Avenue P near Coleman Street in Marine Park and snarled, “Hitler should have killed you all. I’ll kill you and know where you live,” before spitting on an 8-year-old boy. 

Darling was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated harassment and menacing, both as hate crimes, and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

On Dec. 26, Suleiman Othman, 27, slugged 21-year-old Blake Zavadsky, who is Jewish, on 86th Street near Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, cops said. 

Zavadsky said he was with a friend outside a Foot Locker around 10:45 a.m. when two men confronted him, taking particular issue with his hoodie that featured the emblem of the Israeli military forces. 

Othman was nabbed Jan. 11 and charged with assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment, cops said.