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Police Investigate Possible Bias Assault In Brooklyn

Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a possible bias assault in Brooklyn. (Credit: DCPI)

Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a possible bias assault in Brooklyn. (Credit: DCPI)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a possible bias assault that took place in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

At 8 p.m. on June 19, a 14-year-old male was crossing the street near the intersection of Lee Avenue and Heyward Street. while walking across the street, an unidentified bicyclist reportedly made an anti-Semitic statement and struck the male in the face with his hand, police said.

The incident left the victim with a minor head injury.

“The boy is shook up,” Rabbi David Niederman, president of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg, told 1010 WINS. “He ran home and then didn’t want to go out, he was afraid.”

The suspect has been described as a white male, in his 30s.

Anyone with information regarding this assault has been asked to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637.

Niederman said these types of crimes have been trending over the past few months.

“This is going on for almost two months, one attack after the other,” Neiderman said. “This must be stopped.”

He wants to see more patrols, cameras and other types of security added to the area.

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