Exclusive: Man jumps in to protect teen from suspected bias attack – PIX11 New York News

Posted By on June 2, 2022

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (PIX11) New video exclusively obtained by PIX11 News shows a suspected bias attack on a Hasidic Jewish teenager in Brooklyn.

It happened Thursday morning at the corner of Park Avenue and Spencer Street. In the exclusive video, the 16-year-old can be seen crossing the intersection, where he is approached by a man he doesnt know.

Suddenly, the man hurls forward at him and starts throwing punches. Seconds later, a man in a nearby delivery truck can be seen jumping out and rushing to help the teen.

The suspect is knocked down before he runs off.

He came up and started beating him up and my brother he was surprised. He tried to block the punches, said Isaac, the victims brother. PIX11 News is only using Isaacs first name to protect the victims identity.

In an exclusive interview, Isaac said the suspect allegedly yelled I am going to get rid of all you Jews before he pushed his sibling down.

He said his brother is now traumatized.

He was hurt on his shoulders. He was completely shocked. He didnt want to see any doctor. He just walked to school. He didnt even tell any kids at school that the story happened, Isaac added.

Police have released images of the man they are looking for.

As for the person who helped his brother, Isaac said it turns out, its one of his friends. He said the man didnt know who he was protecting when he rushed to help.

He didnt even stop the truck. The guy with him had to stop the truck and stop from making an accident and he ran out to help my brother, Isaac said.

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is now investigating.

PIX11 News reached out to the driver, who said he did not want to be interviewed. However, he said he jumped in to help because it was the right thing to do.

Both he and the victims family said anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise and need to end.

It really sucks. It really really does. Everyone deserves to be respected and treated [equally,] Isaac said. Sadly, were used to it. It happens a lot in the neighborhood.

As for his brother, Isaac said he is now recovering. Physically he is OK, he added, but emotionally, it will take time for him to get over what happened.

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