The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force has arrested a man accused of punching a Hasidic man in the nose early on Saturday, Jan. 22 in Crown Heights.
Babyson Dumervil, a 24-year-old from Brooklyn, has been charged with assault.
Hate Crime Task Force Detectives, assisted by Brooklyn South Warrants, apprehended the individual wanted for this crime.
Dumervil, Babyson 24
Brooklyn, New York
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) February 1, 2022
In the wake of the early Shabbat morning attack — in which Dumervil allegedly crossed a street and punched a 21-year-old Hasidic man in the face at Troy Ave. and Carroll St. — the Anti-Defamation League offered up to $5,000 for information about the person responsible for the attack.
According to CrownHeights.Info, the victim was identified as a yeshiva student; his eyeglasses were broken and his face was lacerated in the unprovoked attack.
Dumervil’s arrest follows the apprehension of a suspect in another high-profile antisemitic incident in Brooklyn in January: On Jan. 14, a woman approached three Jewish children in Marine Park neighborhood, spat on one child and told them: “Hitler should have killed you all.”
The following week, the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force arrested Christina Darling, 21. She faces charges of menacing and aggravated harassment — both hate crimes — as well as acting in a manner injurious to a child.