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Police Nab Florida Assailant After Brutal Assault on Jewish Man

A man was arrested in Lauderhill after an attack near a synagogue on Saturday.

Officers responded to the scene along NW 44th Street in reference to a battery where they found the victim suffering from bruised eyes, several minor abrasions on the face and severe body pain, according to Lauderhill police.

Police say the victim had just left a synagogue and was wearing clothes that were traditional to his faith — when the attacker began beating him.

This reportedly took place near Synagogue of Inverrary-Chabad.

The victim’s son, Rabbi Yaniv Moryosef, identified his father as 69-year-old Asher Moryosef. He told NBC6 that the attack was a very traumatic situation.

“He was all swollen, bleeding from his face from his eyes. His eyes were totally red,” Rabbi Yaniv Moryosef described.

The attacker also allegedly yelled a racial slur at the victim during the incident — before an Uber driver, who was passing by, intervened.

“He decided to make a U-turn and get close to the scene. He left the car and got close to the guy and screamed that he had to leave or I’ll call the police,” Rabbi Moryosef said. “Thank God, he was able to stop him.”

Trevor Rodney was arrested on charges including battery on a person 65 years of age or older as well as commit third degree felony evidence prejudice.

He was being held at Broward Sheriff’s Office Mail Jail on a $25,000 bond amount.

“In light of this incident, it is reminded that we continuously strive to encourage a community that retains and promotes improved quality of life, where people of diverse cultural backgrounds peacefully interrelate,” Lauderhill police said.

Anyone with additional information on this attack is urged to contact the Lauderhill Police Department.

https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/man-arrested-after-yelling-antisemitic-slur-while-attacking-victim-near-lauderhill-synagogue/3237175/