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Second Jewish Man Attacked With Rock in Brooklyn In Less Than A Week: Police

The attack happened about a dozen blocks away from where a rabbi was badly injured after having a paving stone thrown at him

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    Second Attack on Jewish Man in Crown Heights in a Week

    Police say a rock came crashing through the window of a Jewish man's truck as he was driving in Brooklyn Thursday evening, just blocks away from where a rabbi was attacked in a park. NBC 4 New York’s Ken Buffa reports.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 30, 2019)

    What to Know

    • For the second time in less than a week, a Jewish man has been attacked in Crown Heights with a stone

    • Police said a group of men threw a rock at a Jewish delivery driver as he sat in his truck at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place

    • The attack happened about a dozen blocks away from where a rabbi was badly injured after having a paving stone thrown at him

    For the second time in less than a week, a Jewish man has been attacked in Crown Heights with a stone.

    Police said a group of men threw a rock at a Jewish delivery driver as he sat in his truck at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place around 5 p.m. Thursday.

    The rock broke the driver’s side window and hit him in the eye, cutting his face. The delivery man refused medical attention afterward.

    The attack happened about a dozen blocks away from where a rabbi was badly injured after having a paving stone thrown at him in what may have been a bias attack.

    NYPD Searches for Suspect in Possible Hate Crime Attack

    [NY] NYPD Searches for Suspect in Possible Hate Crime Attack

    Police are looking for a man they say bashed a Jewish man working out in a Brooklyn park with a paving stone in a violent and possibly bias incident

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019)

    According to the NYPD, the first incident took place just after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Terrace Park. Police tell News 4 that 63-year-old Abraham Gopin was going through his morning exercises when another man allegedly yelled a Jewish slur at him and threw a rock in his direction, but missed.

    The father of 10 confronted the alleged rock-thrower who then started punching him, police say, adding that Gopin fought back, before the other man threw the massive paving stone at him.

    Police say that a struggle ensued between the two men before the alleged assailant fled the park on foot. Gopin was hospitalized but is now recovering at home after suffering a broken nose, two broken teeth, bruises and required several stitches.

    Police Release Video of Suspect in Possible Bias Attack

    [NY] Police Release Video of Suspect in Possible Bias Attack

    Video shows the man who police say attacked an Orthodox Jewish man in a park in Crown Heights, using a paving stone to beat the man bloody. NBC 4 New York's Checkey Beckford reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019)

    Cops say they are looking for a man about six feet tall, last seen wearing a white shirt and black shorts. He can be seen on video recorded at the park that morning.

    No arrests have been made in either case, and the hate crime task force is investigating both incidents. Gov. Cuomo has instructed state police to help the NYPD in their investigation.

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