BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — Police are searching for a suspect in an apparent hate crime in Brooklyn.
Police say on June 23, the victim, 67, was walking home from synagogue in the area of 44th Street and Ninth Avenue in Borough Park. The suspect is said to have followed the man from behind and attacked him.
The suspect allegedly punched the man several times in the face while screaming anti-Semitic slurs before taking off. Neighbors say the attack happened in the victim's driveway and his daughter called 911.
The victim was taken to the hospital with bruising and swelling to his face. He stayed in the hospital for an extended period of time due to the severity of his injuries.
Police have released a sketch of the suspect.
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