Woman, 24, charged in attack against Hasidic man in Brooklyn: police

Adam Warner
January 02, 2020 - 10:14 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Two women were arrested Wednesday after police say they made anti-Semitic threats against a man before punching him in the throat and taking his phone.

The 22-year-old man was attacked near the intersection of Broadway and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg shortly before 1 p.m.

A 24-year-old woman and 34-year-old woman came up to him yelling anti-Semitic slurs and threatening to kill him.

Police confirm 24-year-old Jasmine Lucas has been charged with felony assault and criminal mischief.

The 34-year-old woman was released, officials say.

The man tried to call 911, so the 24-year-old grabbed it and punched him in the throat, police say.

The man was in stable condition at a hospital Wednesday with throat pain.

Former Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who has been following these attacks closely, tweeted what he said was a photo of the two suspects.

Charges against the two women are pending.

It's just the latest in a string of attacks against Jews in the city, particularly in Brooklyn. Video surfaced Tuesday of a man being punched and hit with a chair by a group of men in Crown Heights—a  group police believe may be responsible for a similar attack on another man. About a dozen such crimes have been reported over the course of a week in the city.