The Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism

Jewish man punched on Kingston

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Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY – A Jewish man, who is in his 20s, was punched in the chest Wednesday afternoon in an unprovoked attack in the heart of the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn.

The attack occurred at approximately 8:00 am, as the Jewish man was walking on Kingston Avenue near Union Street, when a black man walked by and punched him in the chest, and kept on walking.

The victim and passersby called Shmira volunteer patrols, who called the police.

Surveillance footage from a nearby store shows the attacker walking up to the victim and violently hitting him, nearly knocking him over.

NYPD Hate Crimes are currently investigating.