Woman ID'd as person of interest after man attacked with hot cup of coffee in Brooklyn

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Police searching for woman in hot coffee attack in Brooklyn
Police say the woman lives near the playground where the attack happened.

FORT GREENE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police have identified a person of interest in a hate crime after a 40-year-old man was attacked at a playground in Brooklyn a week ago.

The attack happened on November 7 at Edmonds Playground in Fort Greene.

The victim, who is not Palestinian and is of Indian descent, was with his 18-month-old son, when a woman threw a cup of coffee in his face and accused him of supporting Hamas.

Neither the victim nor his son were hurt in the incident, police say.

Authorities say they have probable cause to arrest the woman, who was identified from numerous tips to CrimeStoppers and are actively looking for her.

They say she lives near the playground where the attack happened.

No arrests have been made so far.


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