Two Jewish men in Brooklyn have been sprayed with a fire extinguisher and one among them was beat up in possible hate crimes over the weekend, in line with police and pictures.
The two disturbing assaults occurred inside minutes of one another simply after 6 a.m. Sunday in Williamsburg, cops stated.
Surveillance digicam video of the primary incident, launched Monday by the NYPD, exhibits an attacker blast a 72-year-old man dressed in conventional Hasidic garb with the fire-quelling chemical compounds on Taylor Street and Lee Avenue.
The sufferer, who requested to not be named, instructed CBS2 a bunch approached him from behind and one among them chased him earlier than spraying him in the top.
“One guy ran after me and he started to spray,” the sufferer instructed the station. “I tried to walk as fast as I can.”
Footage then exhibits a bunch of obvious youngsters strolling away from the assault, in line with the NYPD, which is looking for assist figuring out the suspects.
The sufferer’s son instructed the station he believes the assailants have been motivated by anti-Semitism.
“It was not only my father. It was another Jewish guy like two minutes after his attack. Definitely it’s a hate crime,” he instructed the station .
In the second assault, an assailant additionally sprayed a 66-year-old Jewish man with a fire extinguisher then punched him on on the close by intersection of Roebling and Third streets earlier than fleeing, in line with cops.
The incidents got here simply days after a Brooklyn synagogue with Holocaust survivors amongst its congregation was spray-painted with the phrase “Hitler” on its façade.