Brooklyn hate crimes: Men smacked and attacked with fire extinguisher in separate anti-Semitic attacks

Hate crimes detectives are trying right into a rash of anti-Semitic Brooklyn hate crimes in one neighborhood, together with two incidents have been the victims have been sprayed with fire extinguishers.

Police stated the latest assault, which occurred Monday afternoon, concerned a suspect who smacked a 27-year-old man sporting Jewish attire for no obvious motive.

That incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 22 because the sufferer walked in entrance of a residence on Lynch Street between Marcy and Harrison Avenues in Williamsburg.

According to authorities, the bigoted attacker approached the sufferer and, with out provocation of any sort, smacked him throughout the left aspect of his face. The perpetrator then fled the scene on foot towards Harrison Avenue.

The incident was reported to the 90th Precinct, which referred the matter to the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force for additional investigation.

On Tuesday morning, the NYPD launched video footage of the suspect, whom they described as a thirty-something man with a darkish complexion and a medium build, standing about 5 toes, 10 inches tall. He was final seen sporting a black hat, a yellow shirt, black pants and black boots whereas carrying a dark-colored backpack.

Meanwhile, the Hate Crimes Task Force can be investigating the 2 fire extinguisher attacks, each of which occurred at about 6:06 a.m. on Aug. 21 in Williamsburg.

A 72-year-old man was sprayed with fire extinguisher powder close to the nook of Taylor Street and Lee Avenue, whereas a 66-year-old man was equally attacked on the intersection of Roebling and South third Streets. 

Video that the NYPD launched Monday night time exhibits not less than one of many attacks.

In each instances, a member of the group approached the victims and hosed them down with the fire extinguisher with out saying a phrase. The 66-year-old man was additionally punched in the face by a gaggle member in the course of the assault.

The suspects had fled to components unknown by the point officers from the ninetieth Precinct responded to the incident. No critical accidents have been reported.

Anyone with info relating to any of those hate crimes can name Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You may submit suggestions on-line at, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are saved confidential.

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