NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is wanting right into a attainable hate crime in Crown Heights.
A gaggle of younger males assaulted a boy strolling residence from synagogue.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, it was captured by surveillance digital camera on Friday night time, outdoors of 743 Japanese Parkway.
A gaggle of teenagers walked as much as a boy and two of them all of a sudden struck him. The boy fell to the bottom and towards a gate, forcing it open.
A younger man noticed the boy on the bottom, reached over, and helped him to his ft.
Police stated the boy was sporting conventional clothes, and a cranium cap — a yarmulke. He was not critically injured.
Residents have been stunned on the senseless assault.
“I by no means assume that one thing like that might be occurring right here, as a result of there are all the time individuals on the street proper right here,” one resident stated, “All the time police throughout the road.”
Simply throughout the parkway is the world headquarters of the Chabad Lubavitch motion, which has a continuing NYPD presence.
The assault of the younger Jewish boy has many serious about the educating of Lubavitch religious chief, generally known as the rebbe.
“I feel that we’d like extra goodness and kindness on the earth, and by doing extra acts of goodness and kindness it is going to disperse the darkness of the crime and the hate,” Mendel Feldman stated.
Within the meantime, many mother and father are discussing security with their youngsters.
“Once they stroll within the evenings, be certain that they stroll with somebody, not simply by themselves,” one dad or mum stated.
“Be sure anyone is aware of the place you’re going, somebody expects you, name if you get residence, ensure you’re protected,” one other added.
The NYPD is investigating the assault as a potential hate crime.