(JTA) – Three assailants beat an identifiably Jewish man while shouting anti-Semitic epithets at a Brooklyn train station.
A bystander who intervened in the attack on Monday in the Williamsburg neighbourhood also was attacked, the New York Daily News reported.
The Jewish man, who was identified as a tourist from Israel, was beaten with his own umbrella after he discovered them trying to take something out of his pocket. They called him a “dirty bloody Jew” and a “f—ing Jew” during the attack, according to the newspaper.
The attackers fled on a Manhattan-bound train.
The New York Police Department’s hate crimes unit is investigating the incident, the Associated Press reported.