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Man punched in antisemitic attack in New York

Shlomy Schwartz, a 67-year-old Jewish man from Brooklyn was attacked on Monday afternoon in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. The victim was leaving the subway at 6th Avenue and West 17th Street when he was approached by a man who punched him in the back of his head knocking off his hat and kippah (Jewish skullcap). The attacker then said : “You want to be first? Let’s go [fight].” The victim ignored him and kept walking, then called the police.

The victim’s son, Chaim Shloem Schwartz, told JP Updates: “My father walked out from the train station and was assaulted by a man from behind. There were a lot of people passing the street at the time of the assault and no one stopped him.”

The suspect is described as a black male, 175 centimetres tall, with dreadlocked hair. Anyone with information should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline on 800-577-TIPS.

Source: JP Updates

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