CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Police are investigating the assault of a 24-year-old Jewish man as a possible hate crime at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn Wednesday evening.
According to police, the assault happened around 6 p.m., on campus in Crown Heights. The student, who was wearing a yarmulke, had finished taking an exam.
The suspect allegedly bumped into the victim while he was standing in the hallway of 1638 Bedford Ave., with a group of people.
Police say the victim then took his umbrella, hitting the suspect with it. The suspect turned around and punched him in the face and chest.
The suspect then allegedly said he “doesn’t like white boys” and referred to the victim as a Jew.
The victim refused medical attention.
College President Dr. Rudolph Crew issued a statement saying they have “zero tolerance for this type of behavior and we will do everything in our power to ensure the assailant is found and held fully accountable for these hateful actions.”
The suspect is described as being 6-foot-2 and weighing 220 pounds.