Police arrest suspect in attack on Menachem Moskowitz
Police arrested a man who shouted antisemitic slurs before punching and choking a Jewish man last week, authorities said.
James Vincent, 40, was arrested on Friday. Police charged him with assault, strangulation and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Vincent is suspected in the Saturday afternoon attack of a 52-year-old Jewish man in Crown Heights. Police say that Vincent began yelling antisemitic comments at the man near the intersection of East 46th Street and Rutland Road, before attacking the man and punching him repeatedly in the face and choking him with his hands around his neck.
Passersby intervened and freed the choking man and Vincent ran from the area, police said. The attack happened at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The victim was treated for bruising to his face and neck at a nearby hospital.