The ADL is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the assailant.
By World Israel News Staff
A Jewish man in his mid-60s was assaulted with a brick at Rochester Park in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brookyn, New York, on Tuesday morning, the website crownheights.info reported.
The victim was brutally beaten in the face and had several teeth knocked out, the report says.
Hatzalah emergency medical volunteers evacuated him to a hospital, where he is being treated for severe facial injuries.
According to witnesses who had rushed to his aid, the assailant said nothing during the attack. The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident as a possible anti-Semitic incident.
The perpetrator managed to escape the scene.
The ADL announced that it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the assault.
“We are alarmed and deeply concerned by this violent assault on an elderly Jewish man,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL NY/NJ Regional Director. “The sheer brutally of this attack is beyond shocking and profoundly upsetting.
“At a time when violent assaults against Jews increased by 55% last year, we must not become complacent,” he added. “All New Yorkers should be outraged by these incidents and come together to end this disturbing trend once and for all. We are grateful for the NYPD Hate Crime Unit for investigating.”