By Carol Tannenhauser
Here is the latest on the instance of anti-Semitism that occurred on Saturday, April 2, at 7:20PM, in the vicinity of West End Avenue and West 86th Street.
At that time, “it was reported to police that six teens (ages 12-16) were approached by three male teens who stated that they wanted to fight them and further stated that, because they were Jewish, they wanted to get them,” an NYPD spokesperson told WSR. “The suspects brandished a knife, crowbar, and a sword, and followed them toward their residence before fleeing. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force was notified and are investigating.”
On Monday, Captain Neil Zuber, commander of the 20th Precinct, told WSR that the “Hate Crimes Task Force is taking the case. We’re still trying to find video to help with the investigation. As of now, we just have the complainants’ report to go on. There were no incidents prior or following this report, so it at least seems to be isolated at this point.”
We’ll keep you posted as details unfold.
Thanks to Patch for first reporting.