NEW YORK – The New York Police Department is searching for a woman who made antisemitic remarks toward a group of children and then spat on one of them.
According to the NYPD, the incident occurred last Friday afternoon in the Marine Park area of Brooklyn.
The suspect, a female approximately in her 20s, allegedly approached an 8-year-old boy who was standing on the sidewalk with two other children. They say she made the comments and then spat on the boy. No injuries were reported.
A photo posted to Twitter by NYPD Hate Crimes asking for tips, which received nearly 800 retweets within 24 hours, shows the suspect fleeing the scene on foot wearing an orange sweatshirt and “UGG” style boots. Local media reported she is approximately 5'3" tall, 140 pounds, and has long black straight hair.
The Police is urging the public to be in contact with relevant information.
On 1/14/22, at approx. 12:35 PM, in front of 4017 Avenue P, @NYPD63Pct, a female approached an 8-year-old male along with two other children, made anti-Jewish statements and then spat on the child and fled on foot. Info? Please DM us or @NYPDTips or☎️1-800-577-TIPS (8477). pic.twitter.com/UvzTwIQpcW— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) January 18, 2022