NYPD makes arrest in hate crime assault on Jewish man in Times Square

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

The NYPD announces that it has made an arrest in a hate crime assault of a Jewish man in Times Square earlier this week.

“UPDATE-23-year-old Waseem Awawdeh was arrested for using a crutch to assault a man in front of 1604 Broadway,” NYPD Hate Crimes Division tweets.

“He’s been charged with hate crime assault 2, gang assault 2, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon,” the department adds.

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