A 16-year-old teenager has been arrested in Brooklyn in connection with a series of attacks on Jewish men that took place earlier this month in the Boro Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The teen turned himself in to police this past Friday, according to PIX-11, which reported the teen was not named due to his status as a juvenile. He was charged with two counts of aggravated harassment.
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In one of the attacks, Hassidic men and boys were chased by several men who leaped out of cars, grabbing one Hassid and punching him after he was pinned against a parked vehicle.
Hassidic victims were punched in two other attacks as well.
Surveillance footage of the attacks, under investigation by the New York Police Department (NYPD) Hate Crimes Unit, were captured by security cameras.
New Anti-Semitic Egg-Throwing Attacks in Boro Park
This past Saturday night unidentified youths launched a series of fresh attacks, using eggs as ammunition to hurl at easily-identified Jewish adults who were walking by.
The attackers also hurled eggs at a synagogue, a Jewish girls’ school, a Jewish school bus and several Jewish homes in the neighborhood, according to a report published by the BoroPark24 news site.