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NYPD Arrest Attacker in Weekend Assault of a Jewish Man Walking on Shabbat

New York City Police have arrested a suspect in connection with an unprovoked antisemitic attack on a Jewish man in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn last weekend.

Last Friday night an observant Jewish man was punched in the face by a man who got out of a van to attack him, while a second man remained behind in the vehicle to film the incident.

The attack took place at Avenue L and East 32nd Street at around 10:30 pm. The suspect was taken into custody Thursday morning, NYPD said.

The StopAntisemitism watchdog group tweeted out a video of the attack stating “Yet ANOTHER antisemitic assault in Brooklyn”.

Yet ANOTHER antisemitic assault in Brooklyn – an Orthodox Jewish teen gets punched in the face by assailant who hops into a van trailing the two after the attack. pic.twitter.com/kHgG53cz9B— StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) February 13, 2022

“Make no mistake, an attack on our Jewish community is an attack on every New Yorker,” Mayor Eric Adams said in a tweeted statement earlier this week.

The incident is under investigation by the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit.