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Arrest made in attack on Jewish teens

June 3, 2021 Jaime DeJesus
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Cops arrested one of two men suspected of attacking two male Jewish teens May 22.

Danial Shaukat, 20, was apprehended May 25 and charged with assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

Cops said the victims, 17 and 18, were walking on Ocean Parkway and 18th Avenue at 7:45 p.m. when two men approached them and told them to repeat anti-Jewish statements. When they refused, the attackers allegedly punched each of them in the face. 

Cops said one of the attackers placed the 17-year-old in a chokehold, while the other had a baseball bat. The victims ran away and were driven to the 66th Precinct by a Muslim Uber driver. EMS treated their injuries at the stationhouse. The attackers fled the scene in a blue Toyota Camry. 

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the attack.

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