ADL Offers Reward of Up to $5,000 Following Attack In Crown Heights
The Anti-Defamation League has announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the assault on the bochur Friday night in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
As previously reported on CrownHeights.info, the bochur – later identified as being 21 years old – had been walking on Carroll Street approaching Troy Ave around 1:20am Friday night, when he was approached by a deranged looking man.
Video footage from a nearby building shows as the man approaches the bochur, crouching down and acting erratic before punching him in the face.about:blank
The bochur fled towards Troy Ave, having had his glasses broken and receiving a laceration to his face. His attacker ran away from the scene, and entered a nearby building.
“These attacks on Jewish individuals appear to have become normalized, but we must not let this be the case – an attack on anyone based on their Jewish identity or any identity is abhorrent and should not be tolerated,” said Scott Richman, ADL New York/New Jersey Regional Director. “We hope that this reward offering will help us send that message to the community.”
No words were exchanged and the motive behind the attack stills remains unknown.
The NYPD has sent the investigation to its Hate Crimes Task Force, who are investigating as a possible hate crime.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.