The Yeshiva World
An arrest has just been made in the vicious assault against an Orthodox Jewish man in Crown Heights last Shabbos.
Sources confirm to YWN that the Hate Crimes Task Force took a man into custody early Friday morning, and Detectives believe that have the right man. He is being questioned at this time.
Additional information was expected to be forthcoming from the NYPD later Friday.
As YWN had reported, a 50-year-old man was injured in an unprovoked, vicious attack as he was walking home from Davening on Shabbos. A reward of $50,000 for information leading to the apprehension of the suspect had been offered by a noted philanthropist from Los Angeles.
The attack occurred on Saturday, April 21, at around 1:30 p.m. on Rutland Road near Schenectady Avenue in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. The victim, a resident of the community for three years, was taken to Kingsbrook Jewish Hospital after suffering a cracked rib along with bruising and scratches across his body.
The victim said he only said good afternoon to the man who then told him, “You fake Jews, who are you saying hello to? You’re fake Jews and you stole all my money and robbed me and stole my mortgage and my house. I want to kill you!” After being chased and caught, the victim was put in a choke hold and began to pass out when the attack was broken up by two passersby.
This is the second week in a row that a hate crime occurred in Crown Heights. Last weekend, a 42-year-old Jewish man visiting Crown Heights was attacked on Eastern Parkway.