Another Hasidic man assaulted with a rock in Crown Heights, just two days after similar incident

David Caplan
August 29, 2019 - 7:02 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Another Hasidic man in Crown Heights has been attacked with a rock, and the NYPD will investigate the incident as a possible hate crime, Chabad news website COLLive.com reported Thursday. 

The NYPD confirmed to 1010 WINS that a man may have been attacked by 4-5 individuals, who fled the scene. Police are currently looking for the suspects. 

The victim had a laceration to the head, but he did not go to the hospital, police told 1010 WINS. 

The incident took place around 5:30 p.m., when the man, who works in deliveries, was in a truck that stopped in traffic on Brooklyn Avenue near Prospect Place, according to COLLive.com

According to the website, a group of youths then approached the truck and threw a stone in the truck. The driver's side window was broken, and the rock hit the man in the eye. 

COLLive. also reported that the commanding officer of the 77th Precinct said it will be stepping up patrols in the area. 

The assault comes just two days after a Hasidic man was injured after a massive rock was thrown at him in a Crown Heights park. The NYPD investigated that as a hate crime.

Following Tuesday's attack, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, "In New York, we have zero tolerance for bigotry and hate-fueled violence of any kind, and I am directing the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to provide the NYPD with any resources necessary to investigate this incident and bring the individual responsible to justice,” stated New York Governor Andrew Cuomo."