9-Year-Old Attacked, Man Maced in Two Separate Incidents

A Jewish boy was attacked on President Street by a group of 4 black teenagers, the assault bore striking similarities to last night’s incident. A Jewish man was assaulted on Nostrand Avenue by 4 or 5 black men, one of them sprayed the victim with mace.

A 9-year-old Jewish boy was attacked while on his way home. The incident occurred at around 4:00pm on President Street just off Albany Avenue.

Shomrim received a call from the mother of the boy alerting them to the incident. A number of volunteers were immediately dispatched to the scene and attempted to locate the assailants.

The victim described the group as young teenagers, three of them boys and a girl. The group attacked the boy, who managed to get away and run home.

Shomrim immediately notified the Police, who responded and took the victim down to the station. Terrified, the boy could not remember many details, though what he did remember bore striking similarities to the attack Wednesday night on Union Street.

At the precinct the mother and boy were greeted by the commanding officer Deputy Inspector George Fitzgibbon, who brought the victim into his office and gave him a glass coke bottle which calmed him down. Once calm the boy was able to give some more details about his attackers.

Police are investigating this incident as a possible hate crime.

Another incident occurred at around 9:00pm on Nostrand Avenue near President Street. A Jewish man was accosted by a group of four to five black men, after a brief verbal exchange one of the group sprayed the victim with mace.

A Shomrim volunteer who happen to be passing by found the victim on the ground and police already on scene. Hatzalah was called and treated the victim. A police report has been filed and does not appear to be a hate crime.

6 Comments

  • investigating

    always investigating but never any arrests

    oh and you’ll never see any police on patrol

  • 10101010

    Victims older brother and father and Shomrim members accompanied victim to the precinct. Please keep your eyes open and if u see something say something!

  • Bird

    It is a good thing I flew away from crown heights. I don’t need my children being attacked like this.