Orthodox Jewish Man Attacked Shabbos Afternoon With Belt in Flatbush, NY

NYPD vehicles are pictured in New York on Monday, Aug. 14, 2006. (AP / Mary Altaffer)

Flatbush – A Jewish man was walking on Ave J and E 15th in Flatbush, when he was approached by two possibly intoxicated individuals.

The two men confronted him unprovoked, hit him in the face with a belt and yelled anti-Jewish racial slurs.

The incident happened on Shabbos afternoon at appproximately 7 PM.

The victim tells police that the attack was completely unprovoked, as there were no words exchanged between them before the attack.

The NYPD is investigating the incident as a hate crime.

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