Just hours before the Tuesday attack on a Jerusalem temple, an Orthodox Jewish man was beaten on Monday afternoon in Brooklyn.
According to the NYPD, the 53-year-old man was waiting for a train at the Marcy Avenue station in Williamsburg when three assailants approached him and reached in his pockets. When the man responded, one of the attackers spat at him and grabbed his umbrella to beat him over the head with it while calling him a “dirty bloody Jew.”
After the trio ran off, the Orthodox man pursued them as a second aggressor kicked the man from behind and called him a “f**king Jew.” When a bystander tried to break up the brawl, he was also attacked.
Neither of the victims were seriously injured and the suspects remain at large, with the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force investigating.