Jewish Couple Attacked in Possible Hate Crime on Upper East Side: Police

By Natalie Musumeci and Jeanmarie Evelly  on August 26, 2014 9:46am

 An assault on a Jewish couple Monday night on East 63rd Street is being investigated as a possible bias attack, according to the NYPD.
An assault on a Jewish couple Monday night on East 63rd Street is being investigated as a possible bias attack, according to the NYPD.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — A Jewish couple was attacked on the Upper East Side Monday night in a possible hate crime, according to the NYPD.

The husband and wife, both in their 20s, were walking on East 63rd Street between Second and Third avenues when a group of suspects began making anti-Jewish comments, police said.

One of the suspects threw a water bottle at the pair, sparking an argument between the couple and the suspects, police said. One of the suspects then punched the husband, cutting his left ear, police said.

The suspects fled in an SUV and a sedan, according to police. Police did not immediately provide descriptions of them.

The victims were not seriously injured and refused medical attention at the scene.

The investigation into the incident, which was first reported by the New York Post, was ongoing as of Tuesday morning.

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