In a terrifying anti-Semitic incident, a deranged attacker on a scooter wearing a bright orange shirt flung a blade at a 77-year-old stranger strolling along a Brooklyn street, according to authorities.
You bloody Jew! “The assailant yelled before swerving off on his motorcycle.
Police stated that Monday around 5:30 p.m., a box cutter struck the victim, who was dressed in typical Orthodox Jewish garb, in the face on Broadway near Rutledge St. in Williamsburg.
On-site medical personnel attended to the victim’s shock.
He admitted to the authorities that he had never met his assailant before and that they had not spoken before the incident.
There have been no arrests.
The investigation is being conducted by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.
In an effort to identify the culprit, police on Tuesday published security footage of him riding a moped. He was dressed in a du-rag and a reflective-stripped orange construction shirt.
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