Police said it happened on July 11 around 3 p.m. when a 911 caller reported an assault in front of 2525 Kings Highway, near East 27th Street.READ MORE: Customer Shot, Killed At Wyandanch Convenience Store, Suffolk County Police Investigating
When officers arrived, according to the NYPD, they learned the victim was walking home when three unidentified men in a car stopped beside him and started shouting anti-Semitic slurs.
Police said the victim responded, before the men got out of the car, pushed him to the ground and punched him repeatedly.READ MORE: NYPD Enlists Volunteers For Citywide Graffiti Cleanup Initiative
The victim was able to walk to Community Hospital, where he received stitches on his face and was treated for a broken finger.
Police said they’re looking for three men approximately 18 to 20 years old.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.MORE NEWS: Driver Arrested After Car Slams Into Scaffolding On East Side
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.