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Police investigate Brooklyn rock throwing as anti-Semitic hate crime

The young suspect shouted an anti-Semitic statement before throwing a rock through the window of a moving van.

Police are looking for this individual in connection to a rock throwing incident iNYPD

Authorities are searching for a teen who allegedly threw a rock through a van window after yelling an anti-Semitic remark in Brooklyn's East Midwood neighborhood.

Around 4:53 p.m. on Tuesday, police responded to 2401 Nostrand Ave. after an unknown individual threw a rock through the rear driver's side window of a Chrysler van traveling north on Nostrand, police said.

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The suspect shouted an anti-Semitic statement before throwing the rock, according to police, who added that the individual then ran southbound on Nostrand Avenue. There were no injuries related to the incident.

Authorities described the suspect as black, about 14 years old, 5-foot-6 and 130 pounds with short black hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue T-shirt and black sneakers.

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Anyone with information should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

 
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