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Suspect Armed With Knife Arrested After Assaulting Jews On Lee Avenue

A man was arrested after randomly assaulting Jews in the heart of Williamsburg’s Hasidic community.

It happened on Tuesday afternoon just after 3:00PM, when the suspect punched two Hasidic men walking on Lee Avenue near Rutledge Street. No words were exchanged prior to the attack.

A crowd began chasing the suspect and Williamsburg Shomrim arrived in seconds.

The man was apprehended at Penn Street near Marcy Avenue as the NYPD arrived and was taken into custody.

Williamsburg Hatzolah responded to evaluate both victims; neither was seriously injured.

Sources told Yeshiva World News that a knife was found in the suspect’s possession when police searched him.