NYPD–NBC New York

Police say a violent attack in Brooklyn hospitalized a 32-year-old man wearing traditional Jewish clothing on Friday afternoon.

The victim was approached by an unknown assailant at President Street and Utica Avenue in Crown Heights around 3 p.m. Friday, police said.

They said the suspect began punching the man in the head and kicking him in the legs, while making anti-Semitic remarks.

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is reportedly investigating the incident.

Police said the victim was taken to a hospital in Cobble Hill.

The suspect, who was running towards Schenectady Avenue, was wearing a black jacket, gray hoodie, black pants and black sneakers.

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