Five possible anti-Semitic incidents occurred in New York this week, all during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.
The first incident happened Monday morning, when a 65-year-old man told police he was punched and kicked by another man who yelled "F*** you, Jew," according to the New York Police Department. The incident occurred about two blocks away from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.
One suspect, Steven Jorge, 28, has been arrested in connection to the incident. It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.Police received a second call Monday at 8:40 p.m. about an assault in Brooklyn.
When officers arrived, they were told by a 67-year-old man that a group of teenagers allegedly approached his 6-year-old son and another 7-year-old boy from behind, striking them inside the lobby of a residential building. The teenagers ran away, and the victims were treated for minor injuries on the scene.
Two more incidents were reported Tuesday, one at 1:40 a.m. and the other at 5:12 p.m., both in Brooklyn.
The early morning incident occurred in front of 332 Kingston Avenue. A group of unidentified individuals allegedly yelled anti-Semitic slurs at a 25-year-old man as he walked down the street, he told police. One of the individuals threw his drink at him, he said.
The victim was uninjured, but the individuals fled the scene.Tuesday's second incident happened at 1454 Union Street, where a 56-year-old man alleged he was walking when a group of people approached him and one of them punched him.
Then on Thursday, police charged a woman with assault as a hate crime after she allegedly attacked a Jewish woman in front of her 3-year-old child.