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Police investigate pair of antisemitic attacks in Brooklyn

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY – Police in Brooklyn are investigating a pair of separate seemingly random unprovoked anti-Semitic attacks in the same neighborhood in Brooklyn, and they’re hoping surveillance video will lead to arrests in both incidents.

The NYPD is searching for at least five men in the apparent hate crimes, which both happened in Williamsburg.

Video showed a young man running up behind the 39-year-old victim just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, in the vicinity of Marcy Avenue and Rodney Street.

He hits the victim in the side of the head and flees the scene. The victim was not seriously injured, and so far, there have been no arrests.

The first incident took place just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, in the vicinity of Broadway and Lynch Street.

Authorities say the 42-year-old male victim was wearing traditional religious attire and was walking westbound on Broadway when he was assaulted by a group of unknown males who made anti-Semitic comments.

They reportedly screamed “(Expletive) Jew,” before fleeing eastbound on Broadway.