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Police Arrest Teen For Chucking Eggs At Brooklyn Jews

The New York Police Department arrested a teenager for allegedly throwing eggs at Jews in Brooklyn, the New York Post reported Thursday.

Mohib Haque, 18, was charged with three counts each of hate crime assault, hate crime harassment and hate crime aggravated harassment, plus one count of hate crime reckless endangerment.

On Saturday evening, two people, one of whom was allegedly Haque, threw eggs at a Jewish woman walking in the heavily Jewish neighborhood of Borough Park. Around 15 minutes later, police say, Haque threw eggs at the wall of a synagogue.

No people were actually hit in those cases, but the following day, a 50-year-old Jewish woman was struck in the back, which police think was connected to the incidents the day before. Authorities say they’re looking for two more suspects.

New York has seen a dramatic spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes in the past year, many of them targeting visibly Jewish people in Brooklyn.

Aiden Pink is the deputy news editor of the Forward. Contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @aidenpink

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