UPDATE April 2, 2023: Tevin Grant has also been charged with a hate crime after pressure from Jewish advocacy groups, including StopAntisemitism, and the Jewish community at large.; more here.
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UPDATE February 21, 2023: Florida police have arrested and charged 28-year-old Tevin Grant in connection with the brutal antisemitic assault against a Jewish bicyclist. The state attorney is determining whether or not to charge Grant with a hate crime in addition to his aggravated assault charge; more here.
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The Broward Sheriff’s Office in Florida is searching for a man who deputies said hurled an antisemitic slur at a victim before assaulting him.
The attack occurred around 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7 near the 2400 block of Stirling Road in Dania Beach.
According to authorities, the victim was riding his bicycle and talking on the phone in Hebrew when a man walking by hurled an antisemitic slur at him before punching him in the face.
“The strike caused the victim to fall off the bike and to the ground,” a BSO news release stated. “The attacker then approached the victim, who stood up. A few seconds later, the subject walked away.”
Authorities said the attacker is seen in the video getting into a verbal altercation with several workers in the area who witnessed the assault, but he eventually left the scene.
The victim was hospitalized as a result of the attack.