UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — NYPD’s chief chaplain was attacked Monday morning on the Upper West Side, officials said.
Rabbi Alvin Kass, 80, was shoved to the ground while walking near Riverside Drive and West 83rd Street around 7 a.m., officials said. He suffered cuts to his head and was taken to a hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
Kass was not wearing a yarmulke, according to officials. The motive of the attack is not clear, but it’s not being characterized as a hate crime.
PIX11 News’ Myles Miller contributed to this report.