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Elderly London Hasidic man beaten in Borough Park after leaving grandchild’s wedding

By Mason White 6:56 PM March 26, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A Hasidic British man who was visiting Borough Park to take part in his grandchild’s wedding, was seriously injured after he was beaten in an anti-Semitic attack, police in New York said.

The 65-year-old grandfather, was attacked by two men after he left the wedding hall.

The incident occurred on McDonald Avenue near 18th Avenue. Relatives of the man said that he was hit on the head and fell to the ground, severely injuring his face.

The man was taken to Maimonides Medical center by the Hatzolah volunteer ambulance service. Police believe the incident may be linked to a series of attacks referred to as the “knockout game,” in which Jews are deliberately targeted.

Councilman David Greenfield condemned the attack. The New York Police Department is investigating the incident as a hate crime. However, no arrests have been made.