NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have made another arrest in an attack on a Jewish man in the Diamond District.
He’s believed to be part of a group that was seen on video beating Joseph Borgen in May, as pro-Israel and pro-Palestine protests turned violent in Times Square.READ MORE: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
Police said Borgen was kicked, punched and beaten with crutches. The suspects also allegedly used an anti-Semitic slur.
“They were macing me for like a minute straight,” Borgen told CBS2. “Kicked me, punched me, beat me with crutches, hit me with flags.”READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 9/25 Saturday Morning Forecast
He said he suffered a concussion and bruises all over his body.
Tuesday night, police announced the arrest of Mahmoud Musa, 23, of Staten Island. He faces gang assault and assault as a hate crime charges.
Two other suspects, 25-year-old Faisal Elezzi and 23-year-old Wasseem Awawdeh, have already been arrested on hate crime charges.MORE NEWS: Some Real Estate Agents Report Surge Of New Yorkers Moving From Manhattan To The Bronx
Anyone with information about the beating 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.