Teenager Charged With Hate Crime for Beating of Jew


A 15-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday night and charged with a hate crime in the beating the day before of an Orthodox Jewish man in Williamsburg.

The 53-year-old Israeli, who is in the United States for medical treatment, was standing at the Marcy Avenue train station just before 4:00 p.m. Monday when one of three suspects tried to take something out of his pocket, according to a Daily News report.

When the victim confronted the man, the assailant grabbed the victim’s umbrella and beat him over the head while yelling anti-Semitic slurs.

Two other suspects then joined in the attack on the Israeli, as well as a bystander who tried to intervene. All three attackers then fled onto a Manhattan-bound train.

Police are still searching for the other two perpetrators.

In related news, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced he was filing hate crime charges against the three perpetrators who last Tuesday assaulted Ruben Werczberger in Sunset Park.

The three attackers yelled, “Dirty Jew, move your car” and “Snatch the phone from the dirty Jew,” after shattering Werczberger’s windshield and beating him with a wooden stick.

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