Jewish man attacked in ‘disgusting incident’ in Crown Heights, de Blasio says

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A Jewish man was attacked in Brooklyn on Saturday by a man on a bike, officials said.

The 42-year-old victim was on New York Avenue near Union Street when a man on a bike slapped him in the face and called him a “dirty Jew” around 12:10 p.m., an NYPD spokeswoman said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the assault a “disgusting incident” in a tweet and said the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is investigating.

“Anti-Semitic attacks are attacks on ALL New Yorkers and our values,” he tweeted.

No arrests have been made.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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