Two Jewish males in Brooklyn have been sprayed with a fireplace extinguisher and certainly one of them was beat up in potential hate crimes over the weekend, in response to police and photographs.
The 2 disturbing assaults occurred inside minutes of one another simply after 6 a.m. Sunday in Williamsburg, cops mentioned.
Surveillance digicam video of the primary incident, launched Monday by the NYPD, exhibits an attacker blast a 72-year-old man wearing conventional Hasidic garb with the fire-quelling chemical substances on Taylor Road and Lee Avenue.
The sufferer, who requested to not be named, instructed CBS2 a bunch approached him from behind and certainly one of them chased him earlier than spraying him within the head.
“One man ran after me and he began to spray,” the sufferer instructed the station. “I attempted to stroll as quick as I can.”
Footage then exhibits a bunch of obvious youngsters strolling away from the assault, in response to the NYPD, which is in search of 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 solely my father. It was one other Jewish man like two minutes after his assault. Undoubtedly it’s a hate crime,” he instructed the station .
Within the second assault, an assailant additionally sprayed a 66-year-old Jewish man with a fireplace extinguisher then punched him on on the close by intersection of Roebling and Third streets earlier than fleeing, in response to 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.