Teen allegedly attacks Jewish woman in Brooklyn, pulling off her wig
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Teen allegedly attacks Jewish woman in Brooklyn, pulling off her wig

New York Police’s Hate Crimes Task Force investigating incident amid spate of attacks against Orthodox Jews

Illustrative: Orthodox Jewish women walking in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, April 10, 2019. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images via JTA)
Illustrative: Orthodox Jewish women walking in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, April 10, 2019. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images via JTA)

NEW YORK — Police said Thursday a Jewish woman reported being harassed in Brooklyn on Rosh Hashanah.

The 22-year-old said that she was approached on Sunday evening by a female teenager who “pulled her scarf and wig from her head,” a New York Police detective, Annette Shelton, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in an email.

The incident occurred in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood and the perpetrator, who was described as being 16 years old, was accompanied by another teenager, the woman told police.

Shelton said that the police’s Hate Crimes Task Force was investigating the incident.

The incident is the second alleged attack that occurred on Rosh Hashanah in the borough. On Monday, the windows of a synagogue were broken in the Williamsburg neighborhood.

That incident drew condemnations from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

There has been a spate of attacks in recent months against visibly Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn.

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