CROWN HEIGHTS (VINnews) — A Jewish Crown Heights resident was assualted Tuesday afternoon while walking on Union Street.
The incident occurred in a central Crown Heights location, on Union Street a few houses off the corner of Kingston Ave.
The victim was walking on Union Street from Albany Ave towards Kingston Ave, when he noticed that he was being followed by a group of 8 teenagers. As the victim turned off Kingston Ave, the teens closed the distance and accosted him.
One of the teens hit the victim in the back of the head, knocking him down to the ground.
The teens then fled down Union Street towards Albany Ave.
Crown Heights Shomrim located the group in the President Street area. The police were contacted, but the group dispersed before they arrived.
The victim filed a police report on the incident. The case is being investigated as a hate crime.