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Ice thrown through truck window in Brooklyn hits Hasidic man

Posted at 9:00 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 12:46:18-04

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A group of teens threw ice at a truck stopped at a traffic light in Brooklyn on Thursday evening, hitting the man inside, police said.

The 34-year-old Hasidic man in the truck was at Prospect Place and Brooklyn Avenue around 5 p.m. when he was hit in the head by ice, police said.

The man was heading to work and was wearing traditional Jewish clothing, police sources said.

He initially thought he was hit with a rock, but when he got out of his car, he saw ice on the ground and in his vehicle, police sources said.

The victim saw a group of teens running away from the scene shortly after.

Police are investigating this as a bias attack.

No arrests have been made.

The attack comes days after a 63-year-old Jewish man was beaten with a brick at a Crown Heights park.

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Correction: This article has been updated with the objects police say was thrown at the victim.