NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a suspect they say made anti-Semitic remarks and threatened a Jewish man in Brooklyn.
The incident happened shortly after 10:15 a.m. Thursday on Rutland Road near Brooklyn Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed In Brooklyn, Police Questioning Person Of Interest
Police said the suspect approached the 30-year-old victim, then made anti-Semitic remarks and threats.READ MORE: With Just 5 Days Until The Democratic Mayoral Primary Election, Candidates Bring Out Stars And Celebs
The suspect continued walking toward Brooklyn Avenue. The victim was not hurt.
The incident comes amid an uptick in anti-Semitic hate crimes throughout the city.MORE NEWS: Long Island School Staffers Honored For Protecting Children When Alleged Drunk Driver Drove Onto School Field
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is now investigating, and 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.