The Yeshiva World
Police are investigation a brutal attack on an elderly Jewish man in Crown Heights, Tuesday morning.
The attack happened at around 8:00AM, in the “Rochester Park”.
According to initial information available, the man, in his mid-sixties, was doing exercise while walking through the park, when he was attacked by a man with a brick or rocks. He managed to fight back somewhat, and others came to his aid – chasing the man out of the park.
A Crown Heights Hatzolah member saw the victim with blood on his face on Empire Boulevard and Utica Avenue, and called for additional assistance.
The victim was rushed to the hospital with facial trauma, including two of his front teeth knocked out.
An NYPD source tells YWN that no words were exchanged between the suspect and the victim prior to the attack.
Additionally, sources confirm to YWN that the Hate Crimes Task Force is on the scene investigating the incident, and that police have clear footage of the attacker.
The identity of the suspect has not been released by police.