NYPD Releases Photo of Midwood Hate Crime Assault Suspect, Senator Felder Offers $5000 Reward

By Hamodia Staff

The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force has released a photo and wanted poster for an individual who is a suspect in a hate crime assault on Tuesday May 10, 2022 in Midwood.

The assault took place in front of 1801 Avenue M at approximately 2:06 p.m. The assailant allegedly told the victim to say “Free Palestine” and then punched him in the face with closed fist, causing pain to his right eye.

The suspect is wanted for Assault in the third degree as a Hate Crime.

State Senator Simcha Felder is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for this hate crime.

“I am shocked and appalled at this violent act of anti-Semitism smack in middle of our neighborhood in broad daylight! I’m calling on anyone with information about this horrendous attack to let the NYPD know immediately,” said Senator Felder. “Criminals who terrorize communities with hate crimes must be prosecuted beyond the full extent of our current laws!” 

Anyone with information regarding the above suspect is asked to notify Det. Daniel Zhang at 646-610-5267, or Detective Borough Manhattan South at 212-477-744, or call the NYPD at 1-800-577-8477 (TIPS). 

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