Hasidic Man Latest Victim of ‘Knockout Game’

This makes the 10th victim in New York, in a recent number of weeks, to have reported a “knockout game” attack.


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The "knockout game" has claimed another victim, this time a Hasidic New York man was sucker-punched while walking along a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, street Sunday night, the New York Post reports. While details are sparse on this most recent attack, according to the New York Post, this makes the 10th victim in the city in a recent number of weeks to have reported a "knockout game" attack. Many of the victims targeted have been from predominantly Jewish neighborhoods, the New York Post reports.  

A man and woman at Bedford Avenue and Taylor Street knocked down Eli Leidner, 26. Leidner says he wasn’t badly hurt, but a relative told the New York Post that he believed he was targeted because he’s Jewish.

Earlier this week, a 76-year-old Brooklyn woman was knocked to the ground in Brownsville, and two weeks ago, an Orthodox Jewish man was punched in Borough Park.

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