Police Investigate Possible Anti-Semitic Assault Against Teen

The teen said he was crossing the street at Lee Avenue and Heyward Street in Williamsburg on Thursday at around 8 p.m. when he encountered the bicyclist

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    Police are investigating a possible bias assault in Brooklyn after a 14-year-old said a bicyclist made an anti-Semitic comment and then struck him on the head.

    The teen said he encountered the cyclist as he was crossing the street at Lee Avenue and Heyward Street in Williamsburg Thursday evening. The cyclist was heading north on Lee Avenue.

    On Sunday, the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg announced it was offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the cyclist. 

    "No child should live in fear, and no community can tolerate these attacks," said Rabbi David Niederman. 

    Anyone with information about the cyclist is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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