Boy, 9, in Hasidic Jewish clothing beaten in apparent unprovoked attack in Brooklyn
Brooklyn , NY – A 9-year-old boy dressed in Hasidic Jewish clothing was beaten in an apparently unprovoked attack in Brooklyn on Sunday night, and police are now investigating the assault as a hate crime.
NYPD said the boy was walking home in Williamsburg when a man, described as a black teenager, approached him and repeatedly punched him in the face.
The suspect, who fled the scene, reportedly did not say a word to the victim during the attack.
The boy refused medical attention at the scene and is expected to be OK, police said.
Police released a surveillance video of the suspect.
The suspect was described as a male, between the ages of 14 to 18. He was approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and was last seen wearing a gray hoodie with a black patch on the sleeve.