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.
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