NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have arrested a suspect accused of beating a Jewish man with a large paving stone last month in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Oniel Gilbourne, 26, faces assault as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon charges.

Abraham Gopin was attacked with a large paving stone in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (CBS2)

Abraham Gopin told CBS2 he was jogging in Lincoln Terrace Park around 7:30 a.m. on August 27 when he was attacked.

Gilbourne allegedly yelled a slur, punched Gopin several times in the head, and then hit the 63-year-old with the stone.

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Gopin, a father of 10 and grandfather, broke suffered a broken nose and lost teeth.

“He was for certain looking to kill,” he told CBS2 in an exclusive interview. “No doubt about it.”

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The NYPD says there have been at least 146 anti-Semitic hate crime complaints so far this year – up from 88 in the same time last year.

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