Jewish Woman Menaced by Mentally Disturbed Man in Crown Heights

A Jewish woman sending her child to school this morning in Crown Heights was the victim of a disturbing hate crime.

The incident occurred after she dropped her child off on the corner of Albany and Empire at 9:00am on Tuesday morning, when a black man picked up a metal garbage can and threatened to hit her while screaming “get out of my way, you [expletive] Jew.”

Police were called to the scene, and after a brief canvass with the victim, the perpetrator was positively identified and arrested for menacing as a hate crime.

According to the police department, the man has a long and current history of being emotionally disturbed.

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Unit was notified of the incident and will be investigating further.