The 32-year-old victim was punched in the head and kicked in the legs around 3 p.m. Friday in Brooklyn, according to an NYPD statement.
In Friday’s incident, the attacker said, “the Nazis and Hitler should have killed all the Jews,” before getting away, police Detective Arlene Muniz told CNN Saturday.
The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect and described him as a man in his 30s, about 6 feet, 3 inches tall, with a “dark complexion, slim build, short black hair and a beard.”
The congressman added, “New York City’s streets and subways are filled right now with violence, hate and lawlessness. Many elected officials empower it, and the justice system remains handcuffed. This has to end now!”
A total of 2,717 anti-Semitic incidents were reported last year across the nation — a 34% increase compared to 2,026 in 2020, according to the ADL.
The ADL has been tracking such incidents since 1979 — and its previous reports have found that anti-Semitism in America has been on the rise for years.