2 Women Arrested in Attack on Elderly Jewish Man

Brooklyn Assault Resembled 'Knockout Game'

Down and Out: The victim of a previous ‘knockout’ attack.
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Down and Out: The victim of a previous ‘knockout’ attack.

By JTA

Published July 01, 2014.

Two young women were arrested in the assault of an elderly Jewish man in New York.

The attack and arrests came early Sunday morning in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, the New York Daily News reported.

The victim was identified as Naftali Lebovits, 79, a well-known member of the local Orthodox Jewish community. He was treated in the hospital for minor injuries after being hit and knocked to the ground.

The women, aged 18 and 20, were charged with assault. They had tried to flee but were caught by police, who would not speculate on a motive.

The attack resembled so-called “knockout game” attacks in which the assailant tries to knock out an individual with one punch.

Several such attacks occurred late last year and at the beginning of this year in New York, as well as in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, other U.S. states and Washington, D.C.



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