BORO PARK (VINnews) — The NYPD has announced an arrest in the case of the multiple egg throwing attacks that plagued the Boro Park community as of late.
Police said that 18 year old Mohid Hoque who lives on Ave C in Brooklyn was charged with Hate Crime Assault (3 Counts), Hate Crime Aggravated Harassment (3 Counts),Hate Crime Harassment 1st (3 Counts), Hate Crime/Reckless Endangerment 2nd
The arrest was made by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force (HTCF), who have investigating these attacks since they occurred.
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) November 14, 2019
There are still multiple suspects sought by police in connection with at least 5 other similar attacks. As previously reported by VIN News, recent attacks included an egg being thrown into a Boro Park Synagogue, and an innocent mother and child attacked by egg throwers while walking in the street.
Brooklyn’s Jewish politicians reacted to the news of the arrest by thanking the NYPD for their vigilance.
— Kalman Yeger (@KalmanYeger) November 14, 2019
My constituents can rest a little easier tonight – still much to do though.
— Simcha Eichenstein (@SEichenstein) November 14, 2019
We are sending a clear message that hatred & bias of any kind will not be tolerated in New York City. No stone will be left unturned in the pursuit of the perpetrators. https://t.co/hLOcrm8psk
— Councilman Deutsch (@ChaimDeutsch) November 14, 2019
Councilman Chaim Deutsch sent an additional statement to VIN News:
“I am thankful for the swift work of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force in apprehending a suspect in last weekend’s anti-Semitic egg attacks.
We are sending a clear message that hatred and bias of any kind will not be tolerated in New York City. No stone will be left unturned in the pursuit of the perpetrators. I will continue to partner with my colleagues to push for harsher penalties in these cases.
Boro Park Shomrim, as well as Councilman Kalman Yeger and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, and other community leaders deserve enormous credit for their vigilance and persistence as we face a rise in hate crimes here in NYC, and specifically in Boro Park.
I am committed to continuing to fight for the resources we need to combat hate, including education in schools, additional police coverage, and aggressive penalties.”