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NYPD Arrests Perp Who Slapped Chasidic Man In Williamsburg

By 08/28/2022 1:00 PMNo Comments

On Thursday, the NYPD announced that it had arrested and charged a man with hate crimes for slapping a Chasidic man in Williamsburg on Monday.

African-American Carrington Maddox, 31, has been charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime, as well as menacing after he randomly attacked the 27-year-old Chasidic man in front of 144 Lynch Street in Williamsburg on Monday afternoon.

Source: NY Daily News (NYPD)

As it stands, Monday’s incident was the third antisemitic attack in Brooklyn in just two days. The attack came just a day after two other Jewish men became victims of antisemitism. The pair of assaults happened within minutes of each other just after 6 a.m. Sunday, and the Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force is probing them, as well.

Luckily, Maddox was identified based on a tip that the NYPD received from its Crime Stoppers hotline.

Surveillance video of the first incident shows an attacker blasting a 72-year-old man dressed in traditional Hasidic garb with the white spray of a fire extinguisher on Taylor Street and Lee Avenue, and in the second incident, an attacker unleashed an extinguisher on a 66-year-old Jewish man and then punched him at the nearby intersection of Roebling and Third streets before fleeing.

 

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