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Orthodox Jewish Man Punched in the Face, Called “Dirty Jew” in Latest Antisemitic Attack in Brooklyn

A Jewish man was assaulted by a group of five men while walking on the street in Crown Heights on Thursday evening in what police are investigating as a possible bias incident.

The incident took place on Thursday at around 8:00 pm in the area of Empire Boulevard and Albany Avenue according to the NYPD.

Responding to a call, officers arrived to find a 25-year-old man who claimed to have been punched in the face by another man who yelled out “you dirty Jew”.

The perpetrator fled the scene and has not been found. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force has been notified and police are continuing to investigate.

The suspect is described as a male with dark complexion, around 19 years old, five feet and 10 inches tall, and approximately 140 pounds.

Recent weeks have seen several attacks on Jews in Brooklyn that were coupled with antisemitic slurs, including a man who was struck with a projectile from a moving car, a man who was beaten outside a nightclub, and a pregnant woman who had a drink thrown in her face.

“We want all New Yorkers to know that these acts will not be tolerated or ignored,” he added. “We hope that this reward will bring about information that will lead to a swift arrest.”