NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating an alleged hate crime in Brooklyn.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 in Crown Heights.

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Police are investigating an alleged hate crime that happened in Brooklyn on Sept. 9, 2021. (Credit: CBS2)

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According to police, an individual approached a 46-year-old man on Utica Avenue near Park Place and made anti-Semitic remarks.

He then allegedly spat on the victim before running off.

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Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

CBSNewYork Team