A 26-year-old Hassidic Jewish man was chased and beaten on Sunday night in an attack by two assailants with an unknown object in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
The victim, who sustained a head wound, was treated at the scene by medics from the Hatzalah emergency medical response service before being evacuated to a medical center, according to Williamsburg News.
.@NYPD90Pct, @WspuShomrim are on scene at Throop Ave & Bartlett St after 2 perps assaulted a Hasidic Jewish Person with sticks to his head, @hatzalah treating the victim with blood wounds to his head, perps fled the scene by car. pic.twitter.com/s0paAJGK39
— WILLIAMSBURG NEWS (@WMSBG) January 3, 2022
The perpetrators fled the scene in a car, according to the report.
Police said the victim required eight staples to close the wound on his head.
The attack took place a few hours after dozens attended a demonstration against antisemitism in New York City, led by City Councilwoman Inna Vernikov and former State Assemblyman Dov Hikind.