Two 21-year-old bochurim who were heading home late Friday night were the victims of an unprovoked attack in Crown Heights.
Surveillance footage captured the unprovoked attack.
The pair were walking past 1505 Carroll Street near Troy Avenue, heading to their Yeshiva dorm, at approximately 1:30 am, when the incident occurred.
A black male, who appeared to be around 18 years old, approached the young men, the victims told COLlive.com.
The assailant punched one of the students in the face, causing him injury to his nose and bruising on his face.
The victims said the man ran off towards Troy Avenue.
Police and an ambulance were called to treat the victim’s injuries.
Rabbi Chanina Sperlin of the CHJCC told COLlive.com that police are investigating.
On 1/22/22, at approx 1:20 AM, at Troy Ave and Carroll St, a male, 21, dressed in traditional Hassidic garments, was approached by a man who crossed the street and punched him in the nose. Info? ☎️1-800-577-TIPS(8477) @NYPDDetectives @NYPDBklynSouth @NYPD71Pct @NYPDSHOMRIMSOCI pic.twitter.com/KroaDd0LoS
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The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident as well, police said.