The incident took place at around 9:30 a.m. at 44th Street and 9th Avenue in Brooklyn on June 23, police said.
A 67-year-old frum man was walking to his home when an unknown man approached him from behind and began punching him repeatedly, police said. The suspect made anti-Semitic remarks during the attack, according to police.
The victim was taken to an area hospital.
Police have released a sketch of the suspect, which they describe as a “dark-skinned male.” They are investigating the attack as a hate crime.
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