A 37-year-old Staten Island man is facing hate crime charges after he allegedly attacked an elderly Jewish man in the middle of a Brooklyn street.
“I feared for my life. I knew it’s either I fight myself out of this, or I might be dead,” Lipa Schwartz told BoroPark24.com.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind called the attack “an absolute horror.”
“You watch that video, there are no words to describe what you see in that video,” he told New York Daily News. “The scene itself reminded me of those worst moments in Nazi Germany.”
SHOCK VIDEO: Elderly Jewish Man Beaten In Apparent Hate Crime Attack In Brooklyn; Call NYPD If You Can ID Suspect
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One eyewitness told the Daily News the attacker was “was screaming at him that he hates the Jews and he would like to kill all the Jews.”