NYPD's chief chaplain attacked while exercising on Upper West Side

((Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP) (Chaplain Photo: NYPD Shomrim) )

The NYPD's chief chaplain was pushed to the ground while exercising on the Upper West Side on Sunday morning.

80-year-old Rabbi Alvin Kass was shoved from behind while walking on Riverside Drive at West 83rd Street just before 7 a.m. He sustained a minor laceration to the face and was treated and released at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Rabbi Kass was not wearing a yarmulke, and no words were exchanged between the suspect and the victim.
The motive of the attack was not clear and it was not immediately characterized as a hate crime.

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