Attacker targets man in alleged hate crime in Brooklyn

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police are seeking the public's help in solving an attack in Brooklyn that investigators are calling a hate crime.

According to the NYPD, the 67-year old victim was walking to his home near 44th Street and 9th Avenue in Borough Park when a man approached him from behind and began punching him repeatedly in the face, while saying anti-semitic remarks before fleeing.

The victim was taken to the hospital for bruising and swelling to his face, eye, and head.

Police have now released a sketch of the man suspected in the attack.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.