Jewish Man Assaulted in Crown Heights Early Saturday Morning
A Jewish man was assaulted by two males in an unprovoked incident early Saturday morning, which sent him to the hospital. The victim was sent to the hospital with injuries to his ears, and the assailants got away.
In an unprovoked, and possibly hate related incident, a Jewish man was assaulted by two black males in front of 728 East New York Ave, between Albany and Troy Avenues. The assault happened early Saturday morning at around 6:30am as the man was heading off to shul.
The Jewish man was approached by two black males, who without saying anything, suddenly punched him in the face. The victim fought back, during which he was able to grab his attackers glasses. Once it became obvious that the victim would not go down without a fight, the assailants the fled towards Albany Ave.
The victim initially asked a black woman nearby to call 911, but the woman refused, instead turning away and going into a nearby building.
After 20 minutes of calling for help, a Jewish man came out of a nearby house, and after hearing the story, called 911 and Hatzolah.
When the police came the victim was able to give the glasses to the police as evidence.
The victim was transported by Hatzolah to Methodist Hospital in Park Slope, where he was treated for minor injuries to both ears.
As per a police source, the glasses have been sent to a lab to acquire DNA evidence about the assailant.
The 71st precinct has also promised extra police presence following the incident.