BROOKLYN (JTA) – An Orthodox man was beaten on the street in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg.
Video footage posted to Twitter on Thursday night showed a man in Orthodox Jewish garb approached from behind by individuals who begin hitting and kicking him. The assailants left the scene within seconds of the assault.
The Twitter account that posted the video, Williamsburg News, said the incident had occurred near the intersection of Throop Avenue and Bartlett Street and that police and local Jewish community groups had responded.
SHOCKING VIDEO: @WspuShomrim @NYPD90Pct and @hatzalah are on scene at Throop Ave & Bartlett St after a Hasidic jew was assaulted with injuries to the face by 3 perps that came from the back and fled. pic.twitter.com/p0PTziwR2T
— WILLIAMSBURG NEWS (@WMSBG) October 16, 2020