CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (PIX11) — An attacker punched a 21-year-old man in the nose in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime, officials said Sunday.
The victim, who was dressed in traditional Hasidic clothing, was walking near Troy Avenue and Carroll Street early on Saturday when another man crossed the street and attacked. Police said the victim was treated at the scene for his injury.
No arrests have been made. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Unit launched an investigation into the assault. They asked for help identifying the attacker.
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Correction: The spelling of Hasidic has been updated.