Jewish Man Punched, Hit With Piece Of Furniture In Brooklyn Hate Crime – CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for the suspect behind a hate crime that was caught on video Monday in Brooklyn.

It happened shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Place near Marcy Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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Police said the suspect made anti-Jewish statements and punched a 25-year-old man in the chest.

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Surveillance video shows the suspect then break a piece of furniture, which he allegedly threw at the victim.

The victim, who was wearing traditional Jewish garb, suffered pain to his back and chest but refused medical attention.

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The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is now investigating. Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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