Hate crime investigation after teen shouts slur, throws rock through window in Brooklyn

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

MIDWOOD, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are looking for a teenage suspect wanted in connection with a hate crime investigation in Brooklyn.

Investigators say the teen shouted an anti-Semitic slur, then threw a rock through the side window of a van driving up Nostrand Avenue in Midwood.

It happened late Tuesday afternoon.

The Jewish woman driving was unharmed, and the rock narrowly missed her 6-year-old child in the backseat.

The suspect got away, last seen fleeing on foot southbound on Nostrand Avenue.

The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.

The teen is described as approximately 14-years-old, 5'6" tall, weighing 130 lbs., with short black hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue t-shirt and black sneakers.