Man to be charged with hate crime for beating of New York Orthodox Jewish man

Surveillance footage shows assailant, identified as Farrukh Afzal, punching 62-year-old man to the ground in middle of intersection, before chasing passerby who tries to intervene

A man is to be charged with a hate crime after beating an identifiably Orthodox Jewish man at a traffic intersection in Brooklyn on Sunday.

The attack took place at about 7:30 a.m. in the Borough Park neighborhood. The victim, 62, was carrying a special bag containing his prayer shawl and phylacteries and appeared to be walking to morning services.