BROOKLYN, NY – The New York City Police have arrested a 16-year-old and said the attack on an Orthodox Jewish man Friday night during the sabbath was gang-related.
A group of young black males approached the man in the area of 5 Gerry Street in Williamsburg and began to beat and kick the man. The teen has been charged with gang assault and hate-crime assault. The New York City Police Department did not release his name.
The arrest comes just 24 hours after the NYPD tweeted a video of the teens who committed the attack.
“WANTED for AN Assault in front of 58 Gerry Street. #Brooklyn@NYPD90pct on 4/1/22 @ 7:55 PM without and prior words or provocation, the individuals punched and kicked the Hasidic victim about the body, forcing him to the ground Reward up to $3500Call 1-800-577-TIPS. CONFIDENTIAL,” NYPD tweeted.