The NYPD arrested and charged a suspect for an antisemitic attack on a Jewish man who was wearing a sweatshirt with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) symbol in Brooklyn.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force arrested Othman Suleiman and charged him with third degree assault and aggravated assault, both listed as hate crimes, the Times of Israel reported.
Suleiman accosted Blake Zavadsky last month when he saw him wearing the military sweatshirt, and began calling him a “dirty Jew” and punching him multiple times in the face.
Suleiman told Zavadsky he had “five seconds to take the sweatshirt off” or risk being beaten, the victim said.
**ARREST UPDATE** Hate Crime Task Force Detectives, assisted by Brooklyn South Warrants, arrested the individual wanted for