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Haredi Grandfather from London Assaulted In NY

By: JTA

A 65-year-old Haredi Orthodox man from London visiting New York for his grandson’s wedding was attacked early Tuesday morning in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park as he left the wedding reception.

The attackers smashed their victim’s face into the sidewalk, and he was treated at a local hospital for a split lip and chipped tooth.

Nothing was stolen, indicating the man was a victim of “knockout punch” attackers, but New York police and a Brooklyn councilman differ on whether that was the case.

A spate of knockout attacks in New York in recent months appeared to target identifiably Jewish people. Other incidents have occurred in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., as well as other states.

“Simply put, there is no place for this type of heinous behavior in our city, as nobody should be afraid to walk the streets of their community at any time of day or night,” New York City Councilman David Greenfield, who represents Brooklyn, said in a statement. Greenfield believes it was a knockout attack.

New York police are not calling it a knockout attack because the victim was not punched as they were in previous attacks, according to the New York Daily News.

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9 Responses to “Haredi Grandfather from London Assaulted In NY”

  1. Laila Cohen says:

    and no one does a damn thing…no cops, no judges, no defascio…

  2. Laila Cohen says:

    and no one does a damn thing…no cops, no judges, no defascio…

  3. Ben II says:

    Brooklyn is a slum.

  4. Of course they are not going to do a thing about these attacks, it goes against their "politically correctness"!

  5. Miriam Nockenofsky says:

    London Man Says He Lied About Being Victim Of Brutal Attack In Brooklyn
    March 26, 2014 7:09 PM

  6. Miriam Nockenofsky That makes me wonder wether the denial was out of fear of further attacks! Two denials around the same time? (this and the soldier in Jeusalem)

  7. Miriam Nockenofsky says:

    Tine van der Meer you are right, but then later greenfield said he talked to the man who said he was confused by the attack and didnt make the case strong enough to the cops and that why they said he lied, but he never lied, it was a knockout attack

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